Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

19 September 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Next step for the new Sorell School

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is getting on with the job of delivering on its election commitment to build a new, state of the art K-12 Sorell School for one of Tasmania’s largest school communities.

Today, official concept drawings for the redeveloped Sorell School have been unveiled following feedback received from students, teachers and the local community.

The Sorell School is the oldest continually-operating public school in Australia, and the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s $25.75 million investment will allow it to continue to serve this growing region well into the future.

Feedback from the first round of consultation held earlier this year found the community wanted the school to be modern and welcoming while also respecting its proud history.

The redevelopment will incorporate new and refurbished facilities, with upgraded sports grounds, a new administration centre, and a new Child and Family Learning Centre co-located on the site.

The redeveloped school will also retain the existing Pioneer Heritage Village and the School Farm, which were identified as key features of the school by the local community.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to improving educational outcomes in Tasmania, and is investing in education infrastructure across the State.

The second round of community consultation will run from 19 September until 1 November 2019.

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