Heritage College (Officer Campus) has secured a funding boost of $4.9 million to develop the existing primary facilities in figures released this week from the Victorian government.
Under the government’s plan to build and upgrade facilities in independent Victorian schools, Heritage College has received a share of the first round of $70 million in funding, across 28 projects throughout the state.
As Officer and surrounds continue to experience significant population growth, the funding boost is a confident investment by the state government in the region.
Principal of Heritage College, Mr Sonny Aiono says of the announcement, “We look forward to commencing works early 2020 to extend the existing primary facilities at Heritage College Officer. We are grateful for the state government’s support in providing this substantial funding, which will allow us to meet the demands of the growth in the community.”
The funding enables Heritage College to further develop much-needed facilities for students, including group learning spaces, additional classrooms, a dedicated music room, as well as a dedicated primary multipurpose space to meet the needs of the expanding primary campus.
In the plans developed for the primary space, seven additional classrooms will be built, taking the number of classrooms to 11, housing primary students comfortably in the years to come.
The primary extension will be finished off with the addition of new basketball court space at the rear of the buildings, providing a second court for primary students.
An anticipated start date will be released soon.
An official ceremony to commence works will be hosted at the primary campus in Term 2, 2020.