WORK on the highly-anticipated Brighton High School is progressing, with the Tasmanian Government advancing plans for the state-of-the-art education facilities for future generations of learners.
“The construction of a new high school is a highly anticipated project for the fast-growing community of Brighton, catering for this growth by providing state-of-the-art education facilities for future generations of learners is a priority for our Government,” said Minister for Education Jeremy Rockliff.
Since the extensive community consultation undertaken by the Department of Education last year, 10 hectares of land was secured for the new high school which will be located at 33 Elderslie Road.
“The Department is now working in partnership with representatives from the Brighton Council on the master planning for this site, and I commend Mayor Tony Foster and the Council for their strong support and commitment to progressing this project for Brighton.”
A concept plan has also been developed for the revitalisation of the school farm and this has been shared with the local community for comment.
Construction works for the school farm development are expected to commence in early 2021, with the site works for the high school to kick off around 18 months after this.
“We are committed to ensuring the community has further opportunities to provide feedback on the design of the new high school once a concept plan has been developed.
The Government will continue our strong partnership with the Council and the Brighton community as we deliver these two exciting projects over the coming years,” Mr Rockliff said.