Gisborne students will start 2022 in a brand new school, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to deliver a great local school for every Victorian student.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the new Willowbank Primary School building has reached practical completion, ahead of staff and students starting school in Term 1, 2022.

The Victorian Government made a commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026. Willowbank Primary School, in the south of Gisborne, will open in 2022 was part of this commitment.

The school will have the following facilities:

  • An administration building, including library, art, food and science learning spaces
  • A performing arts and physical education building
  • Two learning neighbourhoods
  • Two outdoor hardcourts
  • A sports field
  • A bike shed
  • Playgrounds

Willowbank Primary School is one of 14 new schools and campuses opening its doors in 2022, alongside these fantastic schools statewide:

  • Bass Coast College – San Remo Campus
  • Clyde Creek Primary School
  • Clyde Secondary College
  • Deanside Primary School
  • Endeavour Hills Specialist School
  • Gilgai Plains Primary School
  • Greater Shepparton Secondary College
  • Greenvale Secondary College
  • McKinnon Secondary College – East Campus
  • Port Melbourne Secondary College
  • Strathtulloh Primary School
  • Wollert Primary School
  • Wurun Senior Campus

Every new Victorian primary school being built will have a kindergarten on-site or next door, to reduce the burden on parents and carers while continuing to build the Education State.

In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating more than 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.

With 62 schools opening between 2019 and 2024, the Government is well ahead in its work to open 100 new schools by 2026, ensuring every Victorian child has access to a great local school.

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“With the opening of Willowbank Primary School, every child in Gisborne now has a great school close to home. Every child deserves access to a world class education, that only the Andrews Labor Government can deliver.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re not wasting a moment delivering the biggest education construction boom in Australia – and I can’t wait to see students learning and playing at our 14 new schools and campuses in 2022.”