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Get Involved campaign launch

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Today the Minister for Education and Training launched the Department of Education’s Get Involved campaign at Penguin District School.

As part of the Building Your Future election commitments, the Tasmanian Government is delivering more than $179 million in new capital works projects for public education around the State, including two new schools, four major school redevelopments and six new early learning hubs.

Through the Get Involved campaign, the Department is undertaking extensive community consultation to help inform planning for these important projects.

Education plays a critical role in our children’s future and Get Involved provides an important opportunity for Tasmanians to be part of shaping their local schools and communities.

Today marks the commencement of consultation for three projects – the $20 million redevelopment of the Penguin District School, the $30 million new high school for Brighton and the $4.3 million upgrade of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.

These will be some of the most significant public works projects ever undertaken in those communities, supporting future generations of learners and their families.

Consultation will run for an initial six weeks and be followed by a second round of consultation in 2019. Information on how to ‘get involved’ will be communicated widely via advertising, direct mail outs, social media and other channels.

In 2019, community consultations for the $25.75 million redevelopment of Sorell School, the $20 million revitalisation of Cosgrove High School and the new $20 million primary school at Legana will be held.

Get Involved will also provide opportunity for local communities to be part of shaping six new early learning hubs proposed for Glenorchy, Sorell, Kingborough, West Ulverstone, East Tamar and Waratah-Wynyard.

To get involved, visit the Department’s website at