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NEW SCHOOL IN CRAIGIEBURN WELCOMES FIRST STUDENTS

Students in Craigieburn have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Member for Yuroke Ros Spence officially opened the new Elevation Secondary College and welcomed its first Year 7 students. Elevation Secondary College will cater for 1,200 students from the Craigieburn South and surrounding areas. Stage 1 of the build includes state of the art administration and learning spaces, as well as an open play space. The school was designed by architecture firms Architectus, DesignInc and K2LD, and built by construction company ADCO Constructions. Elevation Secondary College is one of 11 new schools opening in 2020, alongside Beveridge Primary School (new campus), Botanic Ridge Primary School, Davis Creek Primary School, Casey Fields Primary School, Grayling Primary School, Homestead Senior Secondary College, Keysborough Gardens Primary School, Lucas Primary School, Mirripoa Primary School and Casey Fields Primary School. 2020 also marks the first year in the state’s history that more than one million students will attend school in Victoria across 1,543 government, 498 Catholic and 222 independent schools. More than 81,000 Preps will start school in 2020. The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Elevation Secondary College will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”

NEW SCHOOL IN CRAIGIEBURN WELCOMES FIRST STUDENTS

Students in Craigieburn have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Member for Yuroke Ros Spence officially opened the new Elevation Secondary College and welcomed its first Year 7 students. Elevation Secondary College will cater for 1,200 students from the Craigieburn South and surrounding areas. Stage 1 of the build includes state of the art administration and learning spaces, as well as an open play space. The school was designed by architecture firms Architectus, DesignInc and K2LD, and built by construction company ADCO Constructions. Elevation Secondary College is one of 11 new schools opening in 2020, alongside Beveridge Primary School (new campus), Botanic Ridge Primary School, Davis Creek Primary School, Casey Fields Primary School, Grayling Primary School, Homestead Senior Secondary College, Keysborough Gardens Primary School, Lucas Primary School, Mirripoa Primary School and Casey Fields Primary School. 2020 also marks the first year in the state’s history that more than one million students will attend school in Victoria across 1,543 government, 498 Catholic and 222 independent schools. More than 81,000 Preps will start school in 2020. The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Elevation Secondary College will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”

Consultation For New Schools In Greenvale And Kalkallo Kicks Off

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families a say in the design of eight schools set to open across Victoria in 2022. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation to gain insights that will inform the design of schools across Victoria. People living in Greenvale, Kalkallo and surrounding suburbs can share their ideas, local knowledge and what matters most to them in the school’s design via an online portal. These new state-of-the-art schools, currently known by their interim names, will cater for the diverse needs of all students, providing them everything they need to thrive. The consultation period will run until Sunday 16 February. To have their say, community members can visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/2022-new-schools-design-consultation Feedback from community consultation will help architects deliver and shape their design plans. The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver 100 new schools by 2026 and complete more than 1400 school upgrades across the state. The school building boom is supporting more than 7500 construction jobs for Victorians. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Schools are more than just buildings – they are at the heart of their neighbourhoods and these new schools provide an opportunity to shape and enhance local communities.” Quote attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “These new schools in Greenvale and Kalkallo will give more families access to a great local school with first-rate facilities, meaning their kids can get the education they need to thrive.” “Many local families have waited years for the new Greenvale Secondary College – and now, it’s well on the way to finally becoming a reality.”

Consultation For New Schools In Greenvale And Kalkallo Kicks Off

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families a say in the design of eight schools set to open across Victoria in 2022. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation to gain insights that will inform the design of schools across Victoria. People living in Greenvale, Kalkallo and surrounding suburbs can share their ideas, local knowledge and what matters most to them in the school’s design via an online portal. These new state-of-the-art schools, currently known by their interim names, will cater for the diverse needs of all students, providing them everything they need to thrive. The consultation period will run until Sunday 16 February. To have their say, community members can visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/2022-new-schools-design-consultation Feedback from community consultation will help architects deliver and shape their design plans. The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver 100 new schools by 2026 and complete more than 1400 school upgrades across the state. The school building boom is supporting more than 7500 construction jobs for Victorians. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Schools are more than just buildings – they are at the heart of their neighbourhoods and these new schools provide an opportunity to shape and enhance local communities.” Quote attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “These new schools in Greenvale and Kalkallo will give more families access to a great local school with first-rate facilities, meaning their kids can get the education they need to thrive.” “Many local families have waited years for the new Greenvale Secondary College – and now, it’s well on the way to finally becoming a reality.”

 

International Wheelchair Tennis Kicks Off With An Ace

The world’s top ranked champion wheelchair tennis stars are set to take to the courts at Hume Tennis and Community Centre in Craigieburn for this year’s prestigious Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, running from 22-26 January. Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today officially opened the tournament supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program at the official opening ceremony at the popular local venue. The Open is the only International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade 1 level wheelchair tennis tournament hosted in Australia and is an important lead in event for participants in the 2020 Australian Open. Part of the Australian Wheelchair Tennis Summer Series, the Melbourne Open is set to deliver a record 77 players featuring all top ten ranked male players in the world and 8 of the top 10 ranked women. The Open will also feature an Asia Pacific Junior Camp and Tournament supporting 20 junior players from across Australia and throughout Asia, the biggest draw ever for a Junior wheelchair ITF event in Australia. The Labor Government support for this event comes from the $17.7 million Significant Sporting Events Program. More than 650 events have been funded through the Significant Sporting Events Program and more than half of those events were held in regional Victoria, boosting local jobs and economies. These events bring competitors, officials and supporters to our communities, stimulate the local economy, and inspire more people to stay active and healthy through sport. The funding is part of the Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, and to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active. Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “We’re so proud to bring the best tennis stars to Craigieburn, giving us the opportunity to showcase our wonderful facilities and sporting capabilities to the world.” “Summer means tennis in our sports capital, and we’re proud to get the ball rolling with this fantastic event in the lead up to the biggest grand slam on the global sports calendar - the Australian Open.”

International Wheelchair Tennis Kicks Off With An Ace

The world’s top ranked champion wheelchair tennis stars are set to take to the courts at Hume Tennis and Community Centre in Craigieburn for this year’s prestigious Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, running from 22-26 January. Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today officially opened the tournament supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program at the official opening ceremony at the popular local venue. The Open is the only International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade 1 level wheelchair tennis tournament hosted in Australia and is an important lead in event for participants in the 2020 Australian Open. Part of the Australian Wheelchair Tennis Summer Series, the Melbourne Open is set to deliver a record 77 players featuring all top ten ranked male players in the world and 8 of the top 10 ranked women. The Open will also feature an Asia Pacific Junior Camp and Tournament supporting 20 junior players from across Australia and throughout Asia, the biggest draw ever for a Junior wheelchair ITF event in Australia. The Labor Government support for this event comes from the $17.7 million Significant Sporting Events Program. More than 650 events have been funded through the Significant Sporting Events Program and more than half of those events were held in regional Victoria, boosting local jobs and economies. These events bring competitors, officials and supporters to our communities, stimulate the local economy, and inspire more people to stay active and healthy through sport. The funding is part of the Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, and to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active. Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “We’re so proud to bring the best tennis stars to Craigieburn, giving us the opportunity to showcase our wonderful facilities and sporting capabilities to the world.” “Summer means tennis in our sports capital, and we’re proud to get the ball rolling with this fantastic event in the lead up to the biggest grand slam on the global sports calendar - the Australian Open.”

Land Brings Primary School For Kalkallo A Step Closer

Families in Melbourne’s growing northern suburbs are a step closer to having an exciting new local school, after land was secured to build Kalkallo Common...

EQUIPPING KINDERS IN YUROKE TO BE INCLUSIVE FOR ALL CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is helping early learning services in Yuroke buy new equipment and learning kits to support children of all abilities to get...

Record Number Of Safety Upgrades To Get Underway

A record number of road safety upgrades will get underway next year as the Andrews Labor Government continues targeting the state’s most dangerous roads and...