04 January 2022

Truganina students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the completion of major works at Doherty’s Creek P-9 College worth $11.23 million in time for Term 1, 2022.

After opening its doors for Prep–Year 6 students in 2019, this latest funding has allowed for the construction of the extra facilities needed to provide for secondary education. Two new learning communities and multi-courts have now been completed alongside the refitting of the specialist learning building to accommodate teaching Year 7–9 subjects.

These facilities will be ready for Year 7 students in 2022, Years 7 and 8 in 2023 and Years 7, 8 and 9 in 2024.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers, and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Whether it’s achieving excellence, building a world-class education system or creating opportunities for every Victorian, we’re making sure that every student can make the most of school and get the best start in life.”