Residential growth in the areas of Epping and Wollert means there is significant demand for more schools.
To prevent the overcrowding that we are experiencing in many schools in our north-eastern growth corridor, we urgently need timely delivery of primary and secondary schools in these areas.
We actively advocate for more school land and infrastructure, and it was great to receive the news that the 2018/19 Victorian State Budget funded the following projects in the City of Whittlesea:
- $5.3 million for Yarrambat Park Primary School. The 2017/18 State Budget previously funded $13.8 million towards Stage 1 construction of Yarrambat Park Proposed P-6
- $3.8 million for Lalor Gardens Primary School upgrades
- $3 million for Epping Secondary College upgrades
- $271.72 million towards a state-wide Land Acquisition Program, which includes the following school sites:
- Wollert Central P6
- Wollert East 7-12
- Wollert East P6
These are significant investments that secure critical upgrades and land to ensure our young people receive the education infrastructure they need. While these developments are very pleasing, there are a number of investments still needed to prevent overcrowding.
- Construct the Edgars Creek P6 with the school open by 2020.
- Fund the purchase of land and development of Wollert East P6 with the school open by 2020.
- Fund the development of Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Edgars Creek Secondary College to open in 2020.
- Fund the purchase of land and development of Epping North West P6 with the school open by 2023.
- Fund the purchase of land and development of Wollert East 7-12 with the school open by 2024.
- Fund the purchase of land and development of Wollert Central P6 with the school open by 2024.