Labor promises more schools in Canberra’s north

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WEEKS out from election day, ACT Labor is promising more schools, this time a new $85 million high school in Taylor and a new $35 million primary school in north Gungahlin. 

ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr. Photo: Holly Treadaway

Labor says construction on the high school in Taylor will commence in the 2022-23 financial year and will take about two years to construct. It will cater for about 800 students.

They will begin construction of the north Gungahlin school early in next term of government, which will cater for about 600 children.

ACT Labor says it will also increase capacity for college students in Canberra’s north through a $50 million investment over the next term of government. They will work with school communities at Gungahlin College and Dickson College on these plans.

“If re-elected, our number one priority will be to create and protect local jobs, and these new schools are part of our plan to hire more than 400 teachers and support staff during the next term of government,” says ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr.

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