SITE PURCHASED FOR NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL IN DOREEN

 

The Andrews Labor Government has purchased land in Patience Road, Doreen for a new primary school immediately adjacent to the almost completed Orchard Road Early Learning Centre.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green, today announced that purchase negotiations for the greenfields site were recently finalised, marking a major milestone for the project. The funding to acquire the 3.5 hectare site was allocated in the 2016-17 Victorian State Budget plus $13.8 million was allocated in this year’s State Budget for the design and construction of Doreen’s newest primary school. Building work is expected to start early in 2018 with the school opening its doors for students in 2019.

The new P-6 School provisionally named Yarrambat Park Primary Sschool because of its proximity to Yarrambat State Park, is one of 56 new school projects being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government as it builds the Education State. It’s part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Government in the past three Budgets to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians. Postcode 3754 has been a big part of this building boom with stages 3 & 4 now underway at HazelGlen College new schools Mernda Central College and Mernda Park Primary both opening in Term 1 this year

See www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au​ for more details.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“Families living in Doreen, south of Bridge Inn Road have been lobbying hard for a local primary school that they can walk their children to and I couldn’t be happier that they’ve got their wish”

“We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has access to great local schools and every child gets the chance to succeed.”

 

Brian O’Connor: 94329782