Residents lobby for action on land purchase for new school

April 28, 2016 by  

Resident requests to lobby for a new school at Keysborough South have been supported by councillors at Greater Dandenong, Victoria.

The move to advocate for the establishment of a new P-12 school was made at Council’s meeting held a few weeks ago.

Local MP Martin Pakula also informed Parliament that a primary school in the area was vital to keep up with population projections.

He said it was a growing area and it was important for land to site a new school to be acquired now with the expectation that signs heralding the start of establishment works will not be too far away.

Speaking on behalf of the Keysborough South Action Group, Nina Kelly said initially campaigners want to see a site for the school purchased and the government’s commitment to an opening date.

Meanwhile, as part of the State’s 2016-17 Budget, several Greater Dandenong schools have been earmarked to receive extra funding.

Dandenong North’s Wooranna Park Primary School has been allocated a School Pride grant valued at $350,000, according to MP Gabrielle Williams.

A total of 34 schools across the state, including Dandenong West Primary School and Lyndale Secondary College in Dandenong North, are also set to receive a slice of $12m for upgrades.

The funds will allow detailed planning work for future upgrades to be undertaken at Dandenong West, and planning for the second stage of modernisation works at Lyndale College.