FIRST GLIMPSE AT NEW POINT COOK SECONDARY SCHOOL

The initial designs for the new Point Cook South Senior Secondary 10-12 have been revealed, giving families in the area a glimpse of what their new local school will look like.

Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy unveiled designs for the new senior secondary school, which will accommodate 1100 students in Years 10-12.

Point Cook South Senior Secondary’s initial designs – developed following community consultation – are for a three-storey school with modern performing arts and physical education facilities, two mixed-use basketball/netball courts and a sports oval.

Work will now start on the next stage of design work, including creating detailed architectural designs and a masterplan, ahead of a new site being acquired for the school. Work to acquire a site for the school is well underway and its location will be announced once the process is finalised.

The government has already funded construction of six new growth area schools as part of the tender, including Truganina East P-9 (Stage 1); Sanctuary Lakes South P-9 (Stage 1) in Point Cook; Burnside Primary; Yarrambat Park Primary in Doreen; Aitkin Hill Primary in Craigieburn; and Pakenham North East Primary.

The Labor Government has invested more than $2.8 billion in school infrastructure over the past three Budgets, to ensure we can continue to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 64 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Member for Point Cook, Jill Hennessy

“Point Cook families deserve quality schools. That’s why It is so exciting to see this vital new senior school start to take shape.”

“The design incorporates community feedback and the latest in architecture techniques to create a great new local school that families can be proud of.”

 “We know that Melbourne is booming – especially in our communities in the west – which is why we are delivering 64 new school across the state.”

Media Contact: Memphis Calzoni memphis.calzoni@minstaff.vic.gov.au

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