By Brendan Rees
The State Government has announced it will fix old buildings and build two brand new schools in Casey as part of a multi-dollar construction blitz that will also create new jobs.
Bass MP Jordan Crugnale announced on Monday 18 May that $438.6 million in funding would be shared with the new 525-student Clyde North Station Primary School and the first stage of Clyde North Station Secondary College – both set to open in 2022.
Once all stages are complete for Clyde North Station Secondary College, the school will have capacity for 1300 students, including 100 places for students with disabilities.
The $438.6 million funding for the two new schools in Clyde North will also be shared with a new junior secondary campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College in San Remo.
Meanwhile, in addition to the $2.28 million received in the 2019-20 State Budget, Clyde Primary School will be spruced up with a $20.52 million construction of new facilities as part of an expanded school to accommodate growing enrolments.
Timbarra P-9 College in Berwick is also celebrating after Narre Warren North MP Luke Donnellan announced the school would receive $2.61 million to transform tired old classrooms and facilities into modern learning environments, including new science, technology, engineering and maths facilities. This in addition to the $290,000 the school received in the 2019-20 State Budget.
The project is part of the Victorian Government’s Building Works package, which will deliver $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work across the state.
“We’re investing record funding in education so all people in Berwick, regardless of their background or circumstances, get a world-class education,” Mr Donnellan said.
“The project at Timbarra P-9 College is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”