First project of $1.3 billion education build complete

The $2 million upgrade of Le Fevre High School is now complete – the first project to be delivered as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s record $1.3 billion education build which is creating thousands of jobs across South Australia.

The project has been completed in time to welcome students into new classrooms on the first day of the school year for 2021.

The Le Fevre High School upgrade includes a brand new building with several flexible learning areas, and a refurbished building featuring new hospitality facilities.

There are around 70 school upgrades and builds underway as part of the building program across the state, with the remaining projects expected to start in the coming months.

Premier Steven Marshall visited Le Fevre High School to see the completed works and welcome students back for the year.

“Le Fevre High School is the first of more than 100 schools to finish construction on their major upgrade project as part of our record $1.3 billion education build,” said Premier Marshall.

“This massive infrastructure program is delivering thousands of crucial jobs for South Australians while building modern, world class facilities for our students.

“Students at Le Fevre High School will now benefit from brand new classrooms, and state-of-the-art hospitality facilities from day one of Term 1. This is an exciting time for the school, and there will be many more students across South Australia who are set to benefit in the coming months as we complete many more building projects this year.”

Education Minister John Gardner said the Marshall Government’s education build was moving full steam ahead.

“With shovels in the ground on around 70 projects, we are excited to see significant progress being made on our generational upgrade of schools across South Australia,” said Minister Gardner.

“Students and staff at Le Fevre High School can enjoy these new teaching and learning environments for many years to come, while the upgrade also facilitates the transition of Year 7 students into high school when they begin next year.

“Our $1.3 billion education building program is creating thousands of jobs while meeting critical needs across our education system – addressing increased enrolment pressures at our schools, supporting the more of Year 7 into high school and delivering modern facilities that enhance the educational experience of our students.”

Acting Principal of Le Fevre High School Craig Bailey welcomed the upgrade.

“Walking into a brand new building and fully renewed building is a great way to start the new school year,” said Mr Bailey.

“Our students and staff are absolutely excited about the new learning areas and can’t wait to start using them.”

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