New Docklands School Takes Shape

Docklands families are a step closer to having a brand new primary school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino, Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan and Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos today announced that the new Docklands school will be built at 259-269 Footscray Road, on the corner of Little Docklands Drive.

The Docklands community will be invited to contribute their vision for the new school.

The Victorian School Building Authority will begin stakeholder engagement in the coming weeks, including a community workshop and online engagement. Local families can have their say on the education framework, the design of the school, and the needs across the broader school precinct.

The Labor Government is delivering Docklands families a new primary school as part of its comprehensive response to the Docklands school provision review.

The primary school site has good walking, cycling and public transport access, and is the right size to accommodate a modern primary school with outdoor space.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every community can access a great local school where students are supported to achieve their best.

There are 42 new schools across Victoria now in the construction pipeline – including 10 new schools that opened this year – and more than 1,000 building projects under way after an unprecedented $1.8 billion investment.

To get involved and have your say, register to be part of the community engagement at www.engage.vic.gov.au/DocklandsPrimary

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are getting on with delivering Docklands families a great new local primary school – we’ve have appointed  an architect, identified a site and community consultation will begin soon.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan

“This new school is great news for local families and is part of the ongoing development of Docklands into a vibrant community on the doorstep of the CBD.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos

“Docklands primary school will be an incredible local school that will be accessible for families, provide first-rate education facilities for local kids and ultimately help grow an already thriving inner-city community.”

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