The second site of Richmond High School is on track to open at the start of next year with the roof now in place.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today toured the $43 million school – funded by the Andrews Labor Government – which will cater for 650 Year 7-12 students.
The new Richmond High School is located over two sites – an academic precinct on Griffith Street and a sports precinct on Gleadell Street.
The roof of the Griffiths Street campus is now complete. The second campus will open in Term 1, 2019 and will cater for the second cohort of Year 7 students and students moving into Year 8.
The Griffiths Street Campus will have four levels comprising of learning and staff facilities, as well as outdoor spaces for learning, gathering and play.
The Gleadell Street campus includes general purpose teaching spaces, four competition-standard netball courts (one indoor), as well as new showers and toilets, a canteen and administration area.
The Liberal Party shut this school and when they were last in Government ripped billions of dollars out of the education system. They should never be given the chance to do that again.
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.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We’re getting on with the job of opening the second campus of Richmond High School with the facilities on track to open Term 1, 2019.”
“Richmond High School is one of 70 new schools we’re building in Victoria and is a school that should never have been shut in the first place.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne
"This is another great milestone for our community, who fought against this school’s closure and fought for it to be built again.”
“This school is not only providing much needed education assets for our area, it’s bringing new resources for the wider community.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020