New McKinnon Secondary College Campus Takes Shape

first_imgNew McKinnon Secondary College Campus Takes Shape VIC PremierMcKinnon families are a step closer to having vibrant new facilities, with construction reaching its highest point at McKinnon Secondary College’s new campus.Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today toured the school’s new campus which is on track to open in 2022.The new campus includes a four-storey building with contemporary learning spaces and a gymnasium for students to stay active. The new campus will accommodate 1100 students.The four-storey building will incorporate modernised learning spaces, shared community facilities and areas for gathering and celebrating the achievements of students.The new campus will help meet the growing demand for enrolments at the school and alleviate the pressure on its existing campus. The new campus will be one of seven vertical schools and campuses rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government since 2017.More than $4 million was invested to fund planning and early works on the site in the Victorian Budget 2018/19.The build will be completed as part of the $624 million for new schools allocated in the Victorian Budget 2019/20.The Labor Government’s unprecedented $7.2 billion investment is not only creating 7,500 jobs but improving, upgrading and building 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.As stated by Minister for Education James Merlino“Melbourne’s population is booming and we’re rolling out seven vertical schools to make sure there are enough school places for young Victorians across the inner city.““State-of-the-art projects like McKinnon Secondary College’s new campus and the other vertical schools will make sure our children have access to the facilities they deserve.”As stated by Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos“McKinnon Secondary College is a great local school and this new campus is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, building, children, community, education, Government, Investment, jobs, meet, Melbourne, Minister, school, students, Victorialast_img read more