Families in Armstrong Creek are a step closer to having an exciting new primary school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with construction commencing on the new Armstrong Creek West Primary School.
Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the site of the new $20.2 million new primary school to turn the first sod.
The school will cater for 475 students once completed, helping to alleviate enrolment pressures for surrounding schools and meet the demands of a growing population.
Designed by K2LD and Architectus and being built by Kane Constructions, the new school will be located at 80 Unity Drive, Mount Duneed.
The school will open in 2020 and a principal will be appointed next year.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and education, and has invested more than $3.8 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.
This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
This contrasts with the Liberals and Nationals who let schools crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We’re getting on with the job of delivering an exciting new primary school to ensure families can access a great local school as the population in Armstrong Creek continues to grow.”
“This will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”
Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“Schools are more than just buildings – they’re at the heart of their neighbourhoods and this new school will be an opportunity to provide excellent learning facilities and enhance the local community.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020