Three story $10 million vertical school and kindergarten for Docklands in 2021

Three story $10 million vertical school and kindergarten for Docklands in 2021

by Freya Lucas

July 22, 2019

A $10 million kindergarten will be added to the new Docklands Primary School which is already under construction, Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino has announced today. 


The new three-storey vertical school and kindergarten will cater for 550 students and 66 kindergarten places, and will open in 2021.


Mr Merlino said that families living in inner city Melbourne will soon be able to ditch the dreaded ‘double-drop off’ as his Government “gets on” with building kindergartens at all new primary schools.


The kindergarten will be on the second level of the building and include two kindergarten rooms, administration areas and an outdoor learning terrace, while students at the primary school will enjoy state of the art learning areas as well as a library, music and arts rooms and outdoor learning terraces.


The Victorian Government had already allocated more than $48 million towards construction of the primary school. The additional $10 million will ensure a new early learning centre will be incorporated into the build, in line with the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensure that every new Victorian primary school being built from 2021 will have a kindergarten on-site or next door, reducing the burden on parents.


The commitment to co-locate early childhood facilities with primary schools forms part of a broader $5 billion initiative, to be rolled out over the next decade, to ensure three-year-old children have access to a full 15 hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder


More information about the education initiative is available here