Building the Education State in Melbourne’s North
The Andrews Government is delivering the biggest education program in Victoria’s history with schools across the Yan Yean electorate being provided with extra ‘real increases’ in funding and a roll out of the biggest infrastructure improvements in years.
Local schools will be provided $17.7 million for building and renovation improvements. The funding has been allocated in the Victorian Budget and the design works are now underway on many projects. These include:
Wallan Secondary College – $5 million to complete its redevelopment, including new classrooms and amenities.
Hazel Glen College- $7.8 million for the completion of this great school.
St Helena Secondary College – $2.5 million for upgrades to its sports facilities.
Greensborough Secondary College – $1 million for planning its redevelopment.
Montmorency Secondary College – $1.4 million for planning its redevelopment
All Local schools received an extra $2 million this year in extra funding, including $900,000 for schools in Whittlesea over $500,000 for schools in Wallan and Beveridge. Next year Wallan Primary school will be provided funding to be one of Victoria’s 500 Breakfast Club schools.
Mernda Schools Fast Tracked
In November Education Minister James Merlino turned the first sod to begin construction at the Mernda Central P-12 School. Mernda Central P-12 School in Breadalbane Ave will be fast tracked and open at the start of 2017.
Mernda South P.S. will be built on the corner of Riversdale Blvd and the Parkway to open in 2017.
Better Children and Family services for our growing suburbs
The Andrews Government is building the new Ashley Park Child and Family Community Hub in Doreen. Currently design and land acquisition is underway with construction expected to begin next year.