New Aitken Hill Primary School on the way for Craigieburn
Yuroke will have a new school, with the Andrews Labor Government allocating funds to acquire land for the proposed Aitken Hill primary school in Craigieburn.
Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today announced the funding as part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17.
The new school will give local parents and families the certainty they need, and make sure their kids have the facilities they deserve.
In total, the Budget provides the investment needed to acquire land and build 23 new schools. This means that despite 4 years of under-investment from the former Liberal Government, the Labor Government is now rolling out 42 new schools across the state.
The Victorian Budget 2016/17 includes:
- $185 million to plan, build or complete 12 new schools, including $8 million to complete the new Craigieburn North West Primary School.
- $102 million to buy land for at least 11 new school sites and additions at several other schools
Victoria is experiencing unprecedented population growth, with an expected increase of 300,000 new students by 2031, making new schools a vital investment.