Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino
Land Secured For Clyde North Station Secondary College
Victor P Taffa
Families in Melbourne’s booming south east are a step closer to having a new secondary school on their doorstop, with a site secured to build Clyde North Station Secondary College (interim name).
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today announced that land at 80 Woodfield Avenue, Clyde has been purchased to start work on the school.
“We are opening 100 new schools by 2026 to ensure every child has a great education close to home, while creating thousands of jobs as part of the building boom helping Victoria recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.
School is set to open in 2022 following community consultation earlier this year helping shape the final design.
Stage 1 of the project will deliver an administration and learning resource centre building, a STEM building, a performing arts and physical education building, a learning neighbourhood building, car park, bike shelters, multipurpose hardcourt, and landscaped outdoor play and learning areas included.
“I’m thrilled that the community’s vision for a new secondary school in Clyde is one step closer to becoming reality and that students will be able to access first-rate facilities.” Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale said.
Once all stages are completed, the school will cater for 1,300 students, including 100 places for students with disabilities.
Andrews Government has now invested more than $9 Billion over the past five years to deliver more than 1,600 school upgrades, support more than 10,000 construction jobs, and to open 100 new schools by 2026.
Clyde North Station Secondary College (interim name) is part of the Andrews Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026.
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