Construction on Whyalla’s new $100 million secondary school has begun, with South Australian based Sarah Constructions managing the build.
It is estimated more than 1200 people will be employed locally over the course of the school’s construction, including 240 new full-time jobs.
The build is set to inject millions of dollars into Whyalla’s economy, including the use of 650 tonnes of local steel that will form the structure of the new school.
Sarah Constructions is working with local companies and the Office of the Industry Advocate to maximise local employment and business involvement in the project.
The project team has collaborated with representatives of the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation, the native title holders and traditional owners of land across Whyalla, the Eyre Peninsula and the Spencer Gulf, on cultural elements that can be incorporated into the school to acknowledge and respect the history and culture of the Barngarla people.