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$50m for Yarra Ranges high schools

The Andrews Labor Government proposes investing $50 million across the Yarra Ranges upgrading six secondary schools.

As part of the budget, Minister for Education and Deputy Premier James Merlino today announced the government proposes investing almost $50 million upgrading six secondary schools.

“This Lilydale and Upper Yarra Education Plan has been designed with the local community and it will help local schools work together with a new focus on subjects and issues that will help students get rewarding jobs and, ultimately, live rewarding lives,” Merlino said.

The proposed investment includes a $20 million investment in the Lilydale and Upper Yarra Education Plan with Lilydale High School, Lilydale Heights College and Upper Yarra Secondary College now set to develop complementary focuses – zoology, sustainability and outdoor environment respectively.

The proposed budget investment across the Yarra Ranges includes:

  • $5.8 million to rebuild Lilydale High School’s Zoology Learning Centre and provide new admin facilities
  • $8 million for Lilydale Heights College for a new Sustainable Learning Hub, gym and to create a ‘town centre’ where students can meet, learn and discuss issues
  • $6.2 million for an Outdoor Environment Centre, other outdoor learning spaces and further upgrades at Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • $7 million for Mooroolbark College to deliver a major new upgrade
  • $8.5 million for Monbulk College to deliver Stage 3 of the school’s upgrade
  • $13.9 million for Upwey High School for the next stage of the school’s upgrade

The record school infrastructure investment across the Yarra Ranges includes $11 million to upgrade Montrose Primary School, Don Valley Primary School, Hoddles Creek Primary School, Launching Place Primary School and deliver a new campus of The Alpine School, Don Valley.

More to come.

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