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Site selection and industry participation

Two hundred and forty schools across South Australia have been selected for the Sustainable Schools Program (SSP).

Schedule of works

The SSP has been developed in stages due to the number of schools participating in the program.

Stage 1

The following 10 schools are progressing with the installation of solar panels, expected to be completed by the end of January 2018:

  • Urrbrae Agricultural High School
  • Birdwood High School
  • Magill School
  • Gawler and District College B-12
  • Paralowie School
  • Aberfoyle Park High School
  • Blackwood High School
  • Unley High School
  • Seaford Secondary College
  • Hamilton Secondary College.

Stage 2

The installation of solar panels at the remaining 30 schools will progress through an Expression of Interest (EOI) managed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). Refer to industry participation below for more information.

LED lighting

A trial of LED technologies is being undertaken and learnings will inform a larger program implemented throughout 2017 and 2018. The following schools are participating in the initial trial:

  • Trinity Gardens Primary School
  • Para Hills High School
  • Highgate School
  • Ingle Farm Primary School
  • Stradbroke School
  • Thiele Primary School
  • Seaview High School
  • Colonel Light Gardens Primary School
  • Mitcham Primary School
  • Woodcroft Primary School.

Industry participation

In accordance with the state’s Industry Participation Policy (IPP), local businesses, contractors and suppliers will be targeted to ensure local industry benefits from the program.

The SSP will be procured through the Across Government Facilities Management Arrangements (AGFMA) and contractors will need to be prequalified providers with DPTI Facilities Services and Spotless. 

The solar panel Expression of Interest (EOI) will be managed by DPTI. Refer to the SA Tenders and Contracts section of their website for more information.


Asset Policy and Environmental Resources

Phone: 8226 0091
EmailDECD.PolicyComms [at] sa.gov.au