Schools In Macedon Ranges Area To Receive Upgrades

Schools In Macedon Ranges Area To Receive Upgrades

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews

Building Bigger Better Schools In Macedon Ranges

Victor P Taffa

Romsey community is a step closer to a P-9 school, with the Andrews Government announcing an ambitious plan to help it meet the local community’s growing needs.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today confirmed the school was getting $3.2 Million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to start work on the Romsey Regeneration Project.

“We’re building and upgrading schools so no matter where you live in Victorian, you have a great local school.” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

Funding includes $500,000 to investigate and plan for long-term enrolment needs in Romsey, including the possibility of expanding the primary school to become a P-9.

A further $2.7 Million will allow the school to start work expanding and modernising its classrooms and learning spaces so teachers can deliver a 21st-century education and the school can accommodate local student enrolment growth.

State Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and has invested $775 Million in regional school capital projects and maintenance over our four Budgets.

“I know Romsey families are concerned that their kids have to leave town to go to high school, that’s why the State Government is investing $3.2 Million in the Romsey Regeneration Project.” Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said.

Across the Central Victoria and the Macedon Ranges, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivered $31.35 Million for the upgrading of local schools including:

  • Gisborne Primary,
  • Riddells Creek Primary,
  • Romsey Primary,
  • Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School,
  • Bullengarook Senior Campus,
  • Castlemaine Secondary.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.