Possible future operators of the former Glenormiston College site in the state’s South West have today had the chance to tour the site, network, and take part in a workshop as part of the search for a new operator.
In December, Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert announced the launch of an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the former agricultural college site.
Glenormiston has been vacant for two years but the Andrews Labor Government believes the iconic site could have a future, including for educational use.
Glenormiston has a long and proud tradition of providing education and training to locals. Agriculture and education has played an important role in the site’s history.
Since the EOI process started, more than 150 people have downloaded information from Tenders Vic.
The EOI allows for anything from a complete sale of the site to a long term lease, while the bidders, who can represent any industry, must include an educational use as part of the core business on the site.
Community members, who are not interested in submitting a proposal but who have queries as to the site’s status and next steps, can contact the Department’s Project Director listed in the EOI in writing.
As part of building the Education State, the Labor Government has already started opening closed educational campuses, including the major regional university site at Lilydale formerly owned by Swinburne University.
The EOI process closes on the 16th of March.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“Glenormiston is a unique property with a long history of education that we want to see continue into the future.”
“I do not want to see this site lost without a strong effort to re-establish educational provision. We want to get this site back up and running, and to ensure the community has access to high-quality training and education that develops skills that lead to jobs.”
“The EOI process has been developed to attract a broad variety of potential organisations or consortiums, both international and domestic.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020