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Review Into Education Provision In Banyule Moves To The Next Stage

15 February 2016

The School Provision Review for Banyule is moving to the next stage and will now look at how best to meet local education needs into the future.

This review is delivering on the Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to undertake a school provision review in postcodes 3081 and 3079.

The first stage of the review found that, although there will be a surplus of school places across the region from now until 2031, a number of issues must be addressed. In particular, the report shows significant demand pressures across a number of local schools.

The report highlighted Banyule, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and Viewbank primary schools as those facing particular capacity challenges into the future. In addition, secondary schools such as Charles La Trobe College, Kew High, Montmorency Secondary, and Viewbank College face similar challenges.

Minister Merlino has now requested for the Stage Two review to get underway, which will provide advice to government on how best to manage the strong enrolment growth pressures faces by some schools across Banyule.

The review will also look at options for those schools to grow enrolment where significant space for new students is likely to exist over coming decades.

Victoria is experiencing unprecedented population growth with an increase of 80,000 new students over the next five years.

That is why Labor’s 2015-16 Victorian Budget invested almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history. In addition, building projects are currently underway at local schools like the $5.6 million being invested at Rosanna Golf Links Primary School and the $11.5 million being invested in Viewbank College.

A copy of the Stage 1: School Provision Review for Banyule can be downloaded from: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/infrastructure/Pages/reviewbanyule.aspxExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“I’m proud to be working with Anthony Carbines and local families on this issue, and I look forward to receiving the results of the Stage Two review.”

“We’re investing almost $4 billion in our education system, so every community has access to great local schools and every child gets every chance.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines

"I would like to thank local residents and school communities for their contribution to the first stage of the provision plan.”

“Together, we are doing the hard work to ensure our schools can meet the needs and aspirations of parents and their children in the future. I encourage everyone to have their say during stage two of the review."

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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