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Whyalla steel to go into new Whyalla school

1 December 2019

Up to $3.5 million will be injected into the local industry for the supply and installation of 650 tonnes of steel that will form the structure of the new school.  
 
Concept designs for the school were released in October and promise to deliver modern, state-ofthe-art school infrastructure catering to 1500 local students in Years 7 to 12.  
 
Designed by Cox Architecture, in collaboration with Thomson Rossi, the new build will maximise the amount of Whyalla steel that can be used on this project. 
 
The school will replace Edward John Eyre, Stuart and Whyalla high schools. Construction is anticipated to commence in early to mid-2020, with the school opening in 2022. 
 
This major project will deliver contemporary school infrastructure to South Australian students, create jobs in the local Whyalla community and contribute to South Australia’s economic growth.
 
The design 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 may be incorporated into the school design to acknowledge and respect the history and culture of the Barngarla people.