New schools for Melbourne’s north

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence is excited by the new schools coming to the area.

Two Hume schools will receive a combined $22 million to fund their expansion, as announced in the state budget on Tuesday, May 3.

Aitken Hill Primary School and Gaayip-Yagila Primary School will each be given $11.20 million to expand their permanent capacity by 300 places.

Yuroke MP Ros Spence said the grants will reduce the need for temporary facilities and ensure kids in the growing community will have a place to learn.

“This is about creating bright futures for local students in Melbourne’s outer north, and I look forward to seeing these important new schools taking shape,” Ms Spence said.

“The Andrews Labor government is delivering the new schools our growing community needs – making sure students in Yuroke get the first-class public education they deserve.”

Construction will also begin at two new primary schools, Lockerbie Central and Merrifield South Primary school, both expected to open for term one in 2024.

A further three sites have been secured in Kalkallo, Mickleham and Craigieburn for Lockerbie Secondary School, Lockerbie Special School and Mickleham South Primary School.