Site preparation works have started on Aitken Hill Primary School in Craigieburn ahead of its opening for local students in the 2019 school year thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today announced the early works had now started to get the site ready ahead of construction starting in February.

The new school was designed in consultation with local residents, who got the opportunity to have their say during community engagement held during the design process.

The $13.8 million facility will open at the same time as the $8 million Aitken Hill Community Centre, which will provide preschool rooms, maternal and child health services and community facilities. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $1.6 million to build the community centre.

Since coming to office in late 2014, the Andrews Labor Government has also delivered the $12.2 million Newbury Primary School and a new Craigieburn-based campus of the Collingwood English Language School.

The Government’s 2017-18 State Budget funded the construction of Aitken Hill Primary School, as well as the acquisition of land for both an additional primary school in Greenvale and an additional secondary school in Craigieburn.

Across the state, the Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $2.5 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.