New Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project

The New Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project will see 15 high priority new government schools delivered across a number of Victoria's fastest growing metropolitan and regional communities.

New schools and Masterplans

The schools will open in two groups, with the first group of schools to open to students for Term 1, 2017, and the second group for Term 1, 2018.

Masterplans for the schools are available below:

School​ ​LocationOpening Date
​Tulliallan Primary School (pdf - 1.16mb)​​89 Wheelers Park Drive, Cranbourne North​2017
Barton Primary School​ (pdf - 928.58kb)90 ​​Everlasting Boulevard, Cranbourne West​2017
​​Harvest Home Primary School (pdf - 1.1mb)​​365 Harvest Home Road, Epping North​2017
​​Wilandra Rise Primary School (pdf - 658.95kb)25 Aayana Street (currently Haflinger Ave), Clyde North​2017
Mernda Central Prep-Year 12 College​ (pdf - 1.37mb)70 ​Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda​​2017
​​Mernda Park Primary School​​40 Riverdale Boulevard, Mernda​2017
John Henry Primary School​ (pdf - 944.09kb)141 ​Henry Road, Pakenham​​2017
Featherbrook Prep-Year 9 College (pdf - 929.3kb)​281 Boardwalk Boulevard, Point Cook​​2017

Armstrong Creek Education Precinct (pdf - 264.75kb) including Primary School​ and Special School​

Batten Road, Armstrong Creek​ ​​2018
Bannockburn Prep-Year 12 School (pdf - 3.51mb)​​Enabling relocation of the existing primary school to a new site on Milton Street, Bannockburn​2018
North Geelong Special Developmental School (pdf - 13.64mb)​Calvert Street, Hamlyn Heights​2018
Torquay North Primary School​ (pdf - 17.36mb)Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay North​​2018

Under the PPP model, the new schools will be financed, designed, constructed and maintained by the private sector to high contractual standards over 25 years, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.

Following a competitive tender process Learning Communities Victoria (LCV) have been appointed as the successful consortium to deliver the Project.

LCV brings together significant expertise and PPP experience, including Amber as sponsor, ClarkeHopkinsClarke as architect, Watpac as builder, Spotless as facilities manager and YMCA and CERES as community partners.

The Project will support the Government's education agenda. The schools are designed as community hubs and will encourage community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA. The schools will also support inclusion of all learners, including students with a disability.

In addition to the 15 schools, LCV will also deliver:

  • 6 early learning centre's- proposed to be operated by YMCA and providing integrated long day care services;
  • expanded indoor gymnasiums to Netball Victoria standards;
  • a learn to swim pool at Mernda Central Prep- Year 12 school;
  • a hydrotherapy pool at North Geelong Special Developmental School;
  • additional multi-purpose spaces  which  will be  used by the school during the day and  operated by YMCA after hours to deliver before and after school care and other community  programs; and
  • Kitchens at four schools.

The Project builds on the success of the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project which saw 12 new schools open in 2010 and 2011 through the partnership model.

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Key updates 

Community Information and enrolments

Principals have now commenced for the first group of schools opening for Term 1, 2017 and will be the key contacts for accepting enrolments and responding to any school specific queries. The Principals details and enrolment information is provided below:

School Name ​EnrolmentsPrincipal

​Tulliallan Primary School

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 for 2017

​Kathy Sharp; 0450 803 977

​Barton Primary School

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 for 2017

​Andrew Felsinger; 8787 5390

​Harvest Home Primary School

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 for 2017

​Anthony Simone;

​Wilandra Rise Primary School

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 for 2017

​Tina Clydesdale; 0477 774 941

​Mernda Central Prep- Year 12 College

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 7 in 2017

​Mandy O'Mara;

​Mernda Park Primary School

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 in 2017

​Mary Ryan;

​John Henry Primary School

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 in 2017

​Tanya Roberts; 0477 310 270

​Featherbrook Prep- Year 9 College

​Accepting enrolments for Prep - Year 6 in 2017 if you live in the designated neighbourhood boundary (jpg - 1.66mb)

​Kerry Clayton;

Building underway on $291m project for 15 new schools

The Victorian Government has announced commencement of construction for the delivery of 15 new schools in some of Victoria's fastest growing communities. 

The schools will be community hubs with exciting additional community facilities being delivered by the successful consortium -​ Learning Communities Victoria

The first sod was turned on one of the new building projects that will provide outstanding education and opportunities that local kids need to be their best.

For more information, see: media release

For previous key updates, please see: 

PPP Key Updates archive (pdf - 91 (pdf - 50.72kb)

PPP Key Updates archive (docx - 34 (docx - 31.08kb)

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Frequently asked questions

For answers to many frequently asked questions, please see: FAQs  

Contact information

For further information regarding the Project model and other public private partnership projects in Victoria, please see: Department of Treasury and Finance

If you have any queries regarding the Project, please contact the Project team: