Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin’s campaign to repurpose the three Whyalla high school sites, has received support from the state government.
Following the 2022 opening of the city’s new 100 million dollar school, three sites will no longer be of use, with McLaughlin stating, “The community has concerns over these sites and want to see them used and not left to get run down and vandalised.”
Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, stated that the State Government, in consultation with Mayor McLaughlin and the City of Whyalla, are seeking the “best possible uses” for the sites.
“When it is built it will be the best high school in Australia.” Minister van Holst Pellekaan said.
“The best possible future use for those sites, is exactly what we intend to pursue.”
“We are getting advice, as we speak, from Council about what people think would be the best next generation uses for the three high school sites.
“We are trying to get as many benefits as possible from this project.”
Council have discussed repurposing the sites into sporting facilities, cultural centres, community hubs and residential development.
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