Families in Melbourne’s inner north are a step closer to having a new senior secondary college campus.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today released designs of the new Fitzroy Gasworks School’s façade and announced early site works are now underway.
The campus will accommodate senior students from Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College and is one of 14 new schools and campuses set to open in 2022 under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom.
This school will be one of seven vertical schools being rolled out by the Labor Government since 2017 which include Docklands Primary School, Fishermans Bend Secondary School, Prahran High School, Richmond High School, South Melbourne Primary School, and a new campus for McKinnon Secondary College.
Watpac Construction has been appointed to build the new campus with construction to start in the next few months. Once complete, it will include state-of-the-art learning spaces, an arts and performance space, a digital design and technology hub, a wood and metal workspace, indoor sports courts, and a rooftop terrace outdoor court and activity space.
The Fitzroy Gasworks is an important part of Fitzroy North’s heritage – with the school campus part of plans to re-energise the former industrial site. The Gasworks site will serve the community well due to its proximity to public transport, open space and established community facilities.
The Labor Government’s vision for the site is an urban village that includes a school campus, new housing, and open space with the local community closely involved in planning to help deliver the best outcome for the site and neighbourhood.
Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school where students can achieve their best.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a great education.
For more information visit: schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au
As stated by Minister for Education James Merlino
“This new campus is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”
“We are building a world-class education system to make sure that every child, no matter where they live, can make the most out of school and get the best start in life.”
As noted by Member for Richmond Richard Wynne
“This new senior school campus will revitalise the local area and ensure local students get the best quality education.”