SMR - Bentleigh Secondary College student numbers (9.5.2016)

Written on the 10 May 2017

Southern Metropolitan Region

9 May 2017


Constituency questions 

GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)


My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and it relates to an announcement made by the member for Bentleigh in the Legislative Assembly, Mr Nick Staikos, with great fanfare, about a secondary campus for McKinnon Secondary College going to the Virginia Park site.

I have asked the Minister for Education a number of questions in relation to projected enrolments, but I would like to know from the minister, if he can provide it for me, what the impact will be on both current and projected student numbers to Bentleigh Secondary College?

The Virginia Park site is currently in the Bentleigh Secondary College zone, but it will be rezoned, I am led to believe, in future years, because apparently that is where McKinnon Secondary College is going to go. That is according to Mr Staikos, who as I said, has made great fanfare about this.

Although the minister says:

The planning for the Bentleigh East industrial precinct is still in its early stages, and housing numbers are yet to be determined. This information, when available, will help inform the department's advice around the scale and type of facilities that could be delivered.


So I think Mr Staikos is rather premature, but my question still stands and goes to the Minister for Education.

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