Columns
Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Family-friendly apartments
Read more >>

St Johns Southgate Image

St Johns Southgate

Why, oh why, can’t we?
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Take more care with your insurance
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance Image

Montague Community Alliance

Montague hosts a community roundtable
Read more >>

Metro Tunnel

Construction of Anzac Station
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

A Royal Commission into industry scandals
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

Coach Kim’s “headquarters”
Read more >>

Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
Read more >>

Housing Image

Housing

We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
Read more >>

History Image

History

Southbank Morgue
Read more >>

Yarra River Business Association Image

Yarra River Business Association

A constantly changing market
Read more >>

Southbank Sustainability Group Image

Southbank Sustainability Group

Low environmental footprint
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

What’s your attachment style?
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

High-density cycling
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Pram-powered princess Sophia
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Taxi chaos
Read more >>

Next local school underway

12 Oct 2017

Next local school underway Image

Local students in Southbank and Melbourne’s inner city will soon have a second new primary schooling option, with South Melbourne Park Primary School set to open in 2019.

Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Albert Park Martin Foley and students from Albert Park Primary on October 10 to turn the first sod and mark the start of construction on the project.

Located at Albert Park Reserve, the new school will be a blend of new and renovated historic buildings, incorporating the old Albert Park Depot and Drill Hall heritage buildings alongside modern new facilities.

The school will also have a new competition-grade netball and basketball gymnasium, which will double as a performance space and a new two-storey learning and community building.

“This is an important project for the local community and by reusing the heritage buildings we will showcase the area’s history and offer students a unique learning environment,” Mr Merlino said.

With the new primary school at Ferrars St, Southbank to open next year, South Melbourne Park comes as the second new primary school project in the local area.

“The new South Melbourne Park Primary School will give local families and students access to great local classrooms in a state-of-the-art building that blends the old and the new in our wonderful Albert Park Reserve,” Mr Foley said.

Mr Merlino told Southbank Local News that a new principal would be appointed to the school at the beginning of 2018, while enrolment zones would also be determined next year.

The school will open in 2019 and cater for 550 students from prep to grade 6.

For more information on the new primary school visit www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Schools/South-Melbourne-ParkPrimary-School.aspx

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.