A new multi-million-dollar high school will be built in Wee Waa.
Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell made the announcement from the temporary high school site at Wee Waa public school, describing it as one of the most significant state government investments in the town in a generation.
Planning for the new high school has been underway since late 2020, when the high school closed and students were relocated to the public school campus.
Approval has been granted to deliver the project and the Department of Education will now develop a design and continue consultation to deliver a new high school that meets the current and future needs of the local community.
The redeveloped school will include new learning spaces, core facilities, an agricultural centre, and sports courts.
A preferred location for the new Wee Waa High School has been identified, and initial consultation undertaken with school leadership, Narrabri Shire Council, and key stakeholders including local Aboriginal groups.
“The past year has been an incredibly trying time for the students and staff at Wee Waa High School,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The school community needs certainty, which is why I am so happy to be here with them today announcing a new high school on a new site.”
Nationals MLC Sam Farraway has thanked the local community for its patience.
“I know that it has been a big adjustment for our students and their families while we have worked through finding a solution, but we now have light at the end of the tunnel,” Mr Garraway said.
The Wee Waa community is invited to an information session in the Wee Waa Public School Hall at 41 Cowper Street on Wednesday June 23 from 3.00pm.