NEW SCHOOLS A STEP CLOSER IN STATE SCHOOL BUILDING BOOM
Architects have been appointed to design eight new schools including Greenvale Secondary College and Kalkallo Common Primary School as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with the job of delivering 100 new schools by 2026.
These new schools are a key part of meeting the population growth being experienced right across Victoria to ensure that every single child has access to a great local school. Victoria is growing faster than any other state with our schools needing to accommodate 115,000 additional students over the next five years.
Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Kerstin Thompson Architects had been appointed to design the long-awaited Greenvale Secondary College and two other new schools.
Mr Merlino also announced Thomson Adsett, in partnership with Law Architects, had been appointed to design Kalkallo Common Primary School and four other new primary schools across the state.
The architects will now begin their work on designing state-of-the-art schools that will cater to the diverse needs of the local students, providing what they need to thrive and encouraging them to actively engage with their education.
Prior to the last election, the Labor Government promised to deliver the biggest-ever investment in local education by opening six new schools in the Yuroke electorate.
This includes Aitken Hill Primary School (opened 2019), Craigieburn South Secondary School (opening 2020), Merrifield West Primary School (opening 2021), Greenvale North West Primary School (opening 2021), Greenvale Secondary College (opening 2022) and Kalkallo Common Primary School (opening 2022).
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We know that Victoria’s population is booming, which is why we’re building 100 new schools and upgrading many more across the state to meet the needs of our growing communities.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence
“Greenvale families have waited a long time for a local secondary school. This big step forward will certainly be greatly welcomed.”