Students in Bannockburn are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with work starting on the new Bannockburn Prep – Year 12 School.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today joined parents, students and teachers to turn the first sod to mark the start of construction.
The brand new facility will include:
- An expanded two-court indoor stadium, expanded to Netball Victoria competition standards
- A performing arts theatre, music room and rehearsal spaces
- Six outdoor hardcourts
- Kitchen – enabling the delivery of hospitality related programs on site
- A range of multi-purpose and flexible spaces, including conference and interview rooms
The new state-of-the-art facility will provide better learning environments for local students so they can get the best out of their education.
The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.
There are now 42 new government schools and hundreds of school upgrades in the construction pipeline following the Labor Government’s record $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.
This school building boom will create 4000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.
To find out more about new schools and upgrades to schools in Western Victoria visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“It is great to see Bannockburn Prep-Year 12 move a step closer to opening its exciting new facilities.”
“I am proud to be a member of a Labor State Government that understands the needs of local communities and delivers.”
“This investment is an investment in the future of Bannockburn kids and I look forward to seeing each and every stage of this new school build.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino MP
“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”
“We’re prioritising Victoria’s education system because we recognise that the Education State sits at the heart of Victoria’s future social, economic and global success.”