A new $15 million Indie School complex will be built in Devonport.
Indie Education has reached agreement with the Devonport City Council to by part of council-owned land in Fenton Way.
The current Devonport Indie School is currently in the former Devonport Library building, across the road, also in Fenton Way.
Indie School is a non-government school specifically designed for the inclusion of young people who have been unable to complete their studies in mainstream schools.
It’s designed for students aged 15–18 years, offering alternative educational options for young people who find challenges with the traditional school model.
Indie School has 28 campuses around Australia, including five in Tasmania in Devonport, Burnie, Launceston and two in the South at Sorell and Kingston.
Work on the design for the proposed three-storey new Devonport campus and a development application is expected to be lodged with the Devonport City Council later this year, with construction expected to start before Christmas.
Devonport Mayor Alison Jarman says the development is the latest venture to be confirmed as part of the the Living City stage 3 initiative, in addition to the $3 million cycling hub and apartment development, also in Fenton Way, announced last year and expected to start construction next month.