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Advocacy: P-12/Secondary School in Keysborough South

Background

Funding was announced in the 2016-17 Victorian State Budget to purchase land for a primary school in Keysborough South.

Council welcomed this financial commitment by the State Government for educational facilities in Greater Dandenong.

Key findings from  consultation with the Keysborough South residents at the end of 2015 on the development of a community hub (to be co-located with the school) provided clear data and support for a public primary and secondary school in Keysborough South.

On 19 July 2017 the State Government announced it had secured a site for the primary school at Homeleigh Road, Keysborough South. 


What is Council doing?

Council is undertaking the following activities:

  • Advocating for a secondary school in the vicinity of the new estates of Keysborough South that would serve residents in that area and the nearby suburbs in Greater Dandenong and the City of Kingston.
  • Writing to the Minister of Education and the State MP for Keysborough and other local lower house and upper house members of State Parliament and the local Federal member, requesting a secondary school for Keysborough South.
  • Profiling the advocacy of community groups such as the Keysborough South Action Group.
  • Seeking support from the Mayor of Kingston and other Kingston Councillors asking for their data and advocacy on this matter.

What residents can do?

For more information please contact the Community Wellbeing Business Support Officer on 8571 5370.