Romsey families can now have their say on plans for the future of Romsey education.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that community consultation on the possible expansion of the school to a Year 9 will begin shortly, following the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of $3.2 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

The community consultation will give those living in the area the chance to voice what is most important to them.

The consultation period will run from 8 October to 22 October, and includes a community drop in session and online portal where families and residents can have their say.

Feedback from the community will help architects deliver and shape future works at the school and also inform government on long-term secondary provision needs in the area.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and education, and has invested more than $3.8 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state, including more than $53 million in Macedon.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Community members can visit engage.vic.gov.au/romsey-school-project or attend the community drop-in sessions at the school from 2:00 – 3.30 pm or 7.00 – 8.30pm on Wednesday, 10 October.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“I invite Romsey families to get involved with the community consultation so they can help shape the future of education in Romsey.”

“I know Romsey families are concerned that their kids have to leave town to go to high school, that’s why the Labor Government is investing $3.2 million in the Romsey Regeneration Project.”

“This investment will provide the state-of-the-art facilities our students need for science and technology, as we also consult with the community on expanding the school to Year 9.”