Construction underway at Katandra Berendale School

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23 May 2023

Two brand new buildings at Katandra Berendale Special School are on their way, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Ryan Batchelor today joined staff and school leaders to turn the first sod as construction gets underway.

The Labor Government provided around $12.2 million for the project, which will provide art and science spaces, a junior learning hub and a middle-years learning hub.

When the project is complete in 2024, the junior school will move from the Ormond campus to the main site in Hampton East.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every student can receive a great education in their local area.

In the past eight years, the government has invested more than $12.8 billion to build new schools and complete more than 1,850 school upgrades, creating around 17,400 jobs in construction and associated industries.

The Labor Government is ahead of schedule in opening 100 new schools by 2026, with 75 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024 – ensuring every student can access a great local school and a quality education no matter where they live.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins

“We’re building the Education State to ensure every Victorian student has access to a quality education close to home, regardless of where they live.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“The staff and students at the newly merged Katandra Berendale Special School will have the best possible facilities to teach and to learn in.”

“The Andrews Government has funded upgrades at all special schools in Victoria, because every child deserves the best possible school for the best possible education.”