The Victorian Budget 2022/23 continues to build and improve schools across Victoria and the Yuroke electorate is a big winner, receiving over $22 million to expand two local schools with five new schools on the way.

The Budget provides $11.20 million each to Aitken Hill Primary School and Gaayip-Yagila Primary School to expand their permanent capacity by 300 places and to reduce the need for temporary, relocatable facilities, so more kids in our growing community can learn at these wonderful local schools.

Construction funding is also allocated for two brand new schools in our growing community – Lockerbie Central Primary School (interim name) and Merrifield South Primary School (Interim Name), both opening Term 1 2024, giving kids great classrooms for a great education, and creating local jobs as the same time.

We are also continuing to plan for the future for Victorian families in the growing communities of Kalkallo, Mickleham and Craigieburn – securing land for a further three future new schools: the new Lockerbie Secondary School (interim name), Lockerbie Special School (Interim Name), and Mickleham South Primary School (interim name), so that more kids get to go to a great school, with great teachers, close to home.

With this Budget, the Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian schools receive vital funding required to achieve the best learning outcomes for the next generation students.

This builds upon our consistent investment in local education with 7 government schools delivered in the Yuroke electorate since 2014, and 2 more opening in 2023.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the new schools our growing community needs – making sure students in Yuroke get the first-class public education they deserve.”

“This is about creating bright futures for local students in Melbourne’s outer north, and I look forward to seeing these important new schools taking shape.”

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