Victorian Budget 21/22

Building and upgrading our schools

Far more than bricks and mortar, we understand that investing in our classrooms is an investment in our kids.

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It’s why, over the past six years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9.3 billion in building and improving Victoria’s government schools.

We are also delivering on our promise to open 100 new schools by 2026, helping to provide certainty to families in our fastest-growing communities.

We’re making good on that promise, delivering great local schools – for every child, wherever they live and whatever their background.

As a result of these investments, 15 new schools are currently being built, plus a further 14 new schools and campuses opened in Term 1, 2021.

This Budget continues our education building blitz, with a $1.6 billion investment to deliver new schools and upgrades to existing schools, including:

  • $492 million to build 13 brand-new schools and additional stages at three further schools, helping to meet the needs of local families
  • $340 million to upgrade 52 schools, delivering great classrooms and learning spaces for local kids
  • $188 million to deliver maintenance upgrades at schools across our state
  • $105 million for relocatable buildings to relieve pressure at fast-growing schools and to provide additional functional spaces for learning
  • $85 million to expand six Victorian schools to meet enrolment growth and be ready for the 2024 school year

And to ensure we continue to deliver new schools where they’re needed, this Budget also includes funding for land acquisition in Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Port Phillip and Wyndham for future new schools.

Together these investments are expected to support around 3,500 jobs in construction and supply chains – investing in local kids, and backing local workers.

  • The following new schools (interim names listed below) will be constructed:

    • Camms Road Primary School
    • Hayes Hill Primary School
    • Holyoake Parade Primary School
    • Lollypop Creek Primary School
    • Merrifield West Secondary School
    • Mount Ridley Special School
    • Officer Rix Road Primary School
    • Riverdale East Primary School
    • Rockbank Murray Road Primary School
    • Tarneit Missen House Primary School
    • Wollert East Secondary School
    • Wollert West Primary School

    The following new school will be built to open in 2024:

    • Truganina North Secondary School

    Additional stages of new schools will also be constructed at three schools:

    • Cranbourne West Secondary College
    • Elevation Secondary College
    • Tarneit Senior College
  • The expanded capacity will be ready for the 2024 school year at:

    • Glen Eira College
    • Manor Lakes P-12 College
    • Moorabbin Primary School
    • Mount Ridley P-12 College
    • Newlands Primary School
    • Alamanda K-9 College
    • Albert Park College and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
    • Ashburton Primary School
    • Birralee Primary School
    • Brentwood Park Primary School
    • Chelsea Primary School
    • Croydon Primary School
    • Dandenong North Primary School
    • Footscray City Primary School
    • Frankston High School
    • Glen Waverley South Primary School
    • Goonawarra Primary School
    • Kangaroo Ground Primary School
    • Kensington Primary School
    • Kerrimuir Primary School
    • Koo Wee Rup Primary School
    • Manchester Primary School
    • Montmorency Primary School
    • Moonee Ponds Primary School
    • Mullauna Secondary College
    • Niddrie Primary School
    • Northcote High School
    • Parkwood Green Primary School
    • Pascoe Vale Girls Secondary College
    • Plenty Parklands Primary School
    • St Albans East Primary School
    • Swinburne Senior Secondary College
    • Templeton Primary School
    • Viewbank Primary School
    • Warrandyte High School
    • Watsonia North Primary School
    • Weeden Heights Primary School
    • Wembley Primary School
    • Westall Secondary College
    • Wheelers Hill Primary School
  • Land will be acquired in the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Port Phillip and Wyndham for future new schools.

    • Verney Road School and specialist provision across the Shepparton region
    • Aireys Inlet Primary School
    • California Gully Primary School
    • Casterton Primary School
    • Cobram Primary School
    • Forest Street Primary School
    • Gisborne Secondary College
    • Huntly Primary School
    • Kerang South Primary School
    • Mount Beauty Primary School
    • Orbost Regeneration
    • Rushworth P-12 College
    • Sale College
    • St Arnaud Secondary College
    • Traralgon (Stockdale Road) Primary School
    • Underbool Primary School
    • Woady Yaloak Primary School
    • Yaapeet Primary School
    • Drouin Primary School
    • Mitchell Shire

Reviewed 20 May 2021


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