Constituency Question: Merrifield West Primary School & Kalkallo Common Primary School
Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (11:42:07): (378) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education. What is the latest information the minister can provide on plans for the two new primary schools to be located in the north of my electorate, namely, Merrifield West primary school and Kalkallo common primary school? Over the past few years new housing development in the Donnybrook Road corridor has progressed rapidly, with thousands of young families moving in. These much-needed new schools will provide families in Mickleham, Donnybrook and Kalkallo with access to quality education close to home. As a regular stallholder at the Merrifield Farmers’ Market, I know local residents are very pleased with the government’s commitment to deliver these new schools, and I am sure that they would appreciate further information that the minister can provide.
The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out 100 new schools across Victoria over the nect eight years. This commitment includes 6 new schools in your electorate over the next four years, including Merrifield West Primary School (opening 2021) and Kalkallo Common Primary School (opening 2022).
Both Merrifield West and Kalkallo Common are on track to open as planned. Funding for land acquisition for both schools has been secured, with construction to be funded in a future State Budget.
Other new schools to be rolled out in your area include:
Aitken Hill Primary School, opening 2019;
Craigieburn South Secondary School, opening 2020;
Greenvale North West Primary School, opening 2021;
Greenvale Secondary School, opening 2022; and
I thank the Member for her question and trust this information is of assistance.
The Hon James Merlino MP
Minister for Education