Planning a new high school in East Bentleigh

Families in Bentleigh are a step closer to benefiting from a new high school, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $500,000 in funding for planning works.

Detailed planning work is the first step towards a future school in East Bentleigh, which is one of 12 projects to share in $7 million to plan for the future.

The funding is part of the Labor Government’s total $2.5 billion investment in our schools, including over 1,000 existing school projects and 56 new schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Across our state, we want to make sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“We’re building the Education State brick by brick, school by school, and that includes planning a new school in East Bentleigh.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“People move into our area because of our fantastic local schools, and I’m determined to maintain their stellar quality.”

“Given the enormous growth in enrolments at McKinnon Secondary College, we should seriously consider a second campus.”

“We have a rare opportunity here, and this is the critical first step.”

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