Families across the western suburbs will have access to the world-class local schools their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to open 12 new schools in the area over the next four years.
Victoria is growing and we need to plan ahead to make sure that every child has access to a great local school.
As part of the $850 million investment to be delivered by a re-elected Labor Government, 12 schools are now fully funded across the western suburbs. These include:
- Burnside Primary School, opening 2019
- Dohertys Creek P-9 College, opening 2019
- Saltwater P-9 College, opening 2019
- Davis Creek Primary School, opening 2020
- Point Cook South Senior Secondary School, opening 2020
- Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary School, opening 2020
- Eynesbury Station Primary, opening 2021
- Rockbank North Primary, opening 2021
- Truganina South East Primary, opening 2021
- Wollahra Primary, opening 2021
- Bridge Road (Melton) Primary, opening 2022
- Grasslands Primary, opening 2022
This builds on the three schools – Featherbrook P-9 College, Springside West Secondary College and Tarneit Rise Primary School – which all opened in 2017 and 2018.
Across the state, investment from a re-elected Labor Government will see 45 schools open within the next four years.
A special planning fund for another 55 schools will also be established, which will ensure families can have confidence that Victoria’s education system is well prepared as the state grows.
Every child should have a good local school and the chance to succeed in life, and only a re-elected Labor Government will deliver that for kids across our outer suburbs.
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“The Liberals and Matthew Guy didn’t care enough to plan or build new schools for students in the west. We will get on with fixing their mess to ensure every child has access to a great local school.”
Quote attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz
“We are building new schools and upgrading many more because nothing is more important than our kids’ future.”
Quote attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy
“Our community is growing and we need to get ahead of that growth. This is a great outcome for Saltwater P-9, Point Cook South Senior Secondary and students and families in Altona.”
Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“We have already opened new schools across our region, but we know we have more to do. Only Labor can be trusted to continue to deliver the great new schools we need for the west.”
Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“I have heard loud and clear that our community needs new schools and that is exactly what a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver.”
Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Melton Steve McGhie
“Labor will make sure our community has the facilities it needs to make sure every family will access to a great local school.”