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10 October 2023

Families in Melbourne’s growing outer west will soon have access to a modern state of the art new school, thanks to the Allan Labor Government.

Minister for Education Ben Carroll and Member for Melton Steve McGhie toured the construction site today, where the City of Melton’s newest school, Binap Primary School, is set to open its doors in Term 1, 2024 - helping to cater for the booming population in one of Australia’s fastest-growing areas.

Binap will have capacity for 575 students, including approximately 50 places for young people with special needs - these students will receive enhanced support and high-quality, evidence-based education alongside mainstream students.

The Labor Government’s $1.6 billion Disability Inclusion package is transforming support for students with a disability in every Victorian government school and shifting the focus towards what a child can achieve, rather than what they need extra support with.

Some of the features of the new school will include a modern administration and library building, 3 learning neighbourhoods, a community hub with indoor multi-use court, canteen and arts/music spaces and a large sports field.

Binap Primary School is one of 14 new schools the Labor Government is opening in 2024, with enrolment for students in Prep to Grade 6 currently open.

Since 2014, the Labor Government has invested more than $14.9 billion to build new schools and deliver more than 1,940 school upgrades, creating around 21,200 jobs in construction and associated industries.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Ben Carroll

New and modern school buildings contribute to school pride for students, their families for and the wider community, building their engagement with education.”

“Building new schools in areas where we’re seeing rapid population growth is essential for making sure every Victorian child can access a fantastic education close to home.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“Families in Brookfield are going to love Binap Primary School, where every child will receive the support, they need to thrive.”

“Binap Primary School will deliver high-quality learning spaces for students with disabilities, enhancing their school experience and helping them to improve their learning outcomes.”