Opposition Minister to visit school site

VISITING: Shadow Education Minister Blair Boyer will be visiting the new Whyalla secondary school site on Thursday.

VISITING: Shadow Education Minister Blair Boyer will be visiting the new Whyalla secondary school site on Thursday.

Opposition Education Minister Blair Boyer will be in Whyalla on Thursday to view the progress on the steel city's new $100m Whyalla Secondary School, which is on track to be completed by 2022.

The Year 7-12 school was announced by Labor in the lead up to the 2018 state election, and is being delivered by the Marshall Liberal Government and head contractors Sarah Constructions.

Mr Boyer will also be meeting with Whyalla RSL President Kevin Higgins and apprentices and trainees at the Whyalla Steelworks as part of the rest of her portfolio, which includes Training and Skills and Veteran Affairs.

It's part of a trip to regional South Australia which will see Ms Boyer visit Whyalla, Port Pirie and Port Augusta to meet with students, teachers, parents, veterans, trainees and business leaders.

"There are more than 230 schools in regional South Australia and I want to visit as many as possible," he said.

"I am particularly pleased to be able to see the progress on the new school in Whyalla which was the previous Labor government's initiative.

"SA Labor has a strong focus on regional South Australia - which is a critical part of the State's recovery following the impacts of coronavirus."

Member for Giles Eddie Hughes welcomed Ms Boyer's visit, noting that regional South Australia and in particular Whyalla is home to a large portion of the state's jobs and economic contributors.

"It's extremely important key members of Labor's team - such as Blair Boyer - hear about the concerns and issues that affect the people of Whyalla," he said.