Families in Melbourne’s west are a step closer to having an exciting new local secondary school, after a site was secured to build Point Cook South Senior Secondary School.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today announced land at 120-122 Homestead Road in Point Cook has been acquired to enable the delivery of the new secondary school.

Funding of $53 million has been allocated in the 2018-19 State Budget for the construction of Point Cook South Senior Secondary School, to open January 2020.

The school will cater for 1,100 students once completed and will include a three-level vertical school building, performing arts and physical education facility and sports oval.

The Andrews 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 delivering an exciting new secondary school to ensure families can access a great local school as the population in Wyndham continues to grow.”

“This will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”

Quotes Attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy

“We know that the best start in life begins with a quality education for kids. We’re getting this build done because our local kids deserve a world-class education that gives them the skills they need to be the best they can be.”

“The Point Cook South Senior Secondary School will offer a wide breadth of curriculum that will give students the opportunities to excel at what they do best.”

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