Families can now have their say on plans for the new Preston High School.
Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott opened community consultation on the new school, which will see the former Preston Girls’ Secondary College site re-opened as a new co-educational secondary school.
The consultation period will run until 28 February 2017 and include a community workshop and online portal.
It will give families and residents a chance to have their say on shaping the new school’s design.
Community members can attend a community consultation at Darebin City Hall on Thursday 16, February 2017, from 6:30pm – 8pm.
A New School Planning Group has also been established to work with the community and oversee the development of the new school comprising local community groups, council representatives, nearby school principals, education experts, architects and project planners.
Architect Baldasso Cortese has been appointed to design the new school.
The Victorian Government will open the exciting new local school in response to stage two of the Preston School Provision Review, which found there will be future demand for secondary schools in Preston and surrounding suburbs.
Preston High School is one of 42 new schools now in the construction pipeline – including 10 new schools opening in 2017 – after an unprecedented $1.8 billion investment to build and upgrade schools across Victoria.