Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

21 September 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Construction kicks off at Southern Support School

Current and future generations of students at the Southern Support School in Howrah will benefit from a $4.3 million redevelopment of the site which has now commenced and is expected to be completed in early 2022.

Projects like this are essential as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and re-build our economy through initiatives such as the Government’s $3.1 billion infrastructure blitz.

Local Tasmanian business Vos Construction and Joinery is undertaking the redevelopment, supporting local jobs and importantly helping to stimulate the local economy at a time when we need it most.

This redevelopment will include additional flexible learning spaces, amenities, support areas and facilities for staff with a strong emphasis on ensuring the site is more accessible and supportive.

We recognise that investing in educational infrastructure is investing in the future of our students by giving them the best possible environment to learn, grow and thrive.

This project is one of 60 education capital works projects in various stages of planning, design or construction around Tasmania.

This month will see contractors appointed to design or build 10 of these projects in another significant boost to Tasmania’s economy.

For information on all current projects, visit

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