Families can now have their say on plans for the new Preston High School.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott today opened community consultation on the new school, which will see the former Preston Girls’ Secondary College site re-opened as a new co-educational secondary school.
The consultation period will run until 28 February and include a community workshop and online portal. It will give families and residents a chance to have their say on shaping the new school’s design.
A New School Planning Group has also been established to work with the community and oversee the development of the new school comprising local community groups, council representatives, nearby school principals, education experts, architects and project planners.
Architect Baldasso Cortese has been appointed to design the new school.
The Andrews Labor Government will open the exciting new local school in response to stage two of the Preston School Provision Review, which found there will be future demand for secondary schools in Preston and surrounding suburbs.
Preston High School is one of 42 new schools now in the construction pipeline – including 10 new schools opening this year – after an unprecedented $1.8 billion investment to build and upgrade schools across Victoria.
For two years the Labor Government has put people first, building the Education State so every community can access a great school and every student is supported to be their best.
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We’re working with local families to deliver this brand new secondary school for the Preston community.”
“The new school will give families access to first-rate facilities, meaning their children can get the education they need to thrive.”
Quote attributable to Member for Preston Robin Scott
“This is a unique opportunity for local voices to be heard on the school’s design so I encourage everyone to attend the community consultation or complete the online survey.”
“I know that families in Preston and surrounding areas area excited about what this new school could look like and I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020