Families across the northern suburbs will have access to the world-class local schools their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to open 10 new schools in the area over the next four years.

Victoria is growing and we need to plan ahead to make sure that every child has access to a great local school.

As part of the $850 million investment to be delivered by a re-elected Labor Government, 10 schools are now fully funded across the northern suburbs. These include:

  • Aitken Hill Primary School, opening 2019
  • Ashley Park Primary School, opening 2019
  • Craigieburn South Secondary School, opening 2020
  • Beveridge West Primary School, opening 2020
  • Greenvale North West Primary School, opening 2021
  • Merrifield West Primary School, opening 2021
  • Edgars Creek Primary School, opening 2021
  • Greenvale Secondary School – Barrymore Road site opening 2022
  • Kalkallo Common Primary School, opening 2022
  • Wollert East Primary School, opening 2022

This builds on the five schools – Edgars Creek Secondary College, Mernda Park Primary, Mernda Central P-12 College, Harvest Home Primary School School and Newbury Primary School – which all opened in 2017 and 2018.

Across the state, investment from a re-elected Labor Government will see 45 schools open within the next four years.

A special planning fund for another 55 schools will also be established, which will ensure families can have confidence that Victoria’s education system is well prepared as the state grows.

Every child should have a good local school and the chance to succeed in life, and only a re-elected Labor Government will deliver that for kids across our outer suburbs.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“While the Liberals cut and close, only Labor can be trusted to get on and deliver great local schools for this community.”

Quote attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“We are building new schools and upgrading many more to ensure students have access to great facilities right across Melbourne’s north. Only Labor will make sure our growing community has the infrastructure we need.”

Quote attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny

“This will give local families peace of mind that they can rely on a great local school in their very own community.”

Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“Labor has already delivered new schools across our region – but we know we have more to do. That’s why we will keep building the schools our community needs to ensure that every child has every chance in life.”