Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

13 November 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Moving quickly to progress two new Tasmanian schools

Tenders have today been issued for lead consultants to work on Tasmania’s two new government schools funded as part of this year’s 2020-21 State Budget.

The tenders to appoint architects to design the Brighton and Legana schools represent major milestones for two of the most significant education capital projects in the Government’s 2018 election commitments.

The new high school to be built at Brighton will cater for up to 600 students and the new primary school for Legana will accommodate more than 350.

These new schools will service two of Tasmania’s fastest growing communities and provide modern and engaging education facilities for our learners into the future.

We expect to appoint the successful architectural firms in the first part of next year and have concept plans developed for the new schools ready to present for community feedback in the second half of 2021.

The new primary school will be built at 612 West Tamar Highway Legana alongside a new community sports precinct being developed by the West Tamar Council and is expected to be operational in 2024.

Brighton High School will be constructed at 1 Elderslie Road and at this stage is expected to be completed and operational in 2025.

Also issued this weekend will be the tender for the building contractor for the redevelopment of the JRLF School Farm and next month, a tender will be issued to engage the lead consultant for the $20 million redevelopment of Cosgrove High School.

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