Land purchased for new school, kindergarten site

Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly at the site of the future school. (Supplied).

The state government has announced it has signed a contract to purchase a 9.6-hectare site in the Elements Estate of Truganina North, to construct a new junior campus of Truganina North Secondary School (interim name).

Minister for Education James Merlino and Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly announced the news today (Monday, December 6), in relation to the land on Woods Road.

A new school senior campus will also be built close to the junior campus, on nearby Morris Road.

Both campuses will accommodate about 2200 students.

The new secondary school is set to open in 2024.

In addition, the state government is planning to build a new kindergarten on-site or next door to new primary school.

Mr Merlino said: “We know how fast our outer western suburbs are growing – so we’re delivering a new secondary school across two new campuses to make sure every family has access to a world-class school, close to home.”

Ms Connolly said she “can’t wait to see our education precinct in Truganina North come to life”.

“A campus of the secondary school, along with a future primary school and kindergarten, in the Elements Estate is a great outcome for local families,” she said.