School farm upgrade now underway

WORK is progressing on the masterplan for the new $50 million Brighton High School to be built at Elderslie Road, with construction underway on the $4.3 million redevelopment of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm

WORK is progressing on the masterplan for the new $50 million Brighton High School to be built at Elderslie Road, with construction underway on the $4.3 million redevelopment of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.

The contractor appointed to undertake the school farm upgrade is Fairbrother, and works commenced on site on 21 June and are expected to be completed in the first half of next year.

Work on the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm is progressing

“Redevelopment of the school farm will provide wonderful new facilities for students wishing to undertake studies in agriculture and land care, and will include a demonstration kitchen, new classrooms and break out spaces, irrigation system and facilities to accommodate the onsite opportunity shop,” said Minister for Education Sarah Courtney.

“The School Farm provides an important agricultural learning hub for the southern region, with a strong focus on the ‘paddock to plate’ concept and the redevelopment will offer greater opportunities for learners in the Brighton region and surrounds.

“I’m also pleased to report that development of a site masterplan for the new high school is gathering pace, and it’s expected this masterplan will be made available to the community for review from October.

“Both important projects represent a significant investment in the Brighton community and will support high-quality teaching and learning for generations to come,” Ms Courtney said.