Saint John Mayor Don Darling

Mayor Don Darling says land assembly and planning for the new south central peninsula school and community hub is moving ahead this year.

Education Minister Dominic Cardy said back in December the project is a priority for his department and the Higgs government.

Darling says various groups involved in the proposal are working with Economic Development Minister and Saint John Harbour MLA Arlene Dunn on the project. He says they want to have the land and finalized plans ready by the end of the year so construction can begin in 2022.

Conceptual drawing of proposed south central Community Hub & School