Lilydale Families To Benefit From New School Facilities

Students in the Yarra Valley will soon enjoy new and refurbished senior school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino returned to his former school Mount Lilydale Mercy College on Friday to announce that the school will receive a $2 million funding boost.

The Mount Lilydale Mercy College is a Catholic co-educational college catering for students from years seven to 12.

The $2 million investment will support the first stage of the school’s upgrade, which includes a new VCE Learning Commons building featuring a new senior library and two levels of general purpose classrooms.

The second stage of the project will involve the construction of a new three level classroom block, staff offices and associated spaces. The existing library will also be refurbished to provide a new visual arts hub.

The new learning spaces will be of enormous benefit to the College, which allows students to move through Years 10 to 12 at their own pace.

Mount Lilydale Mercy College is one of many Victorian schools benefiting from the Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.

The program has already seen more than 86 projects receive funding totalling over $100 million to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“It was wonderful to return to my old school to announce this funding boost and chat to teachers and students about what it will mean for them.”

“Mount Lilydale Mercy College has great teachers and a welcoming, inclusive environment and I’m sure they will take full advantage of these improvements.”

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