New Schools PPP

In 2017 and 2018 The New Schools PPP Project delivered fifteen new schools across some of the State's fastest growing metropolitan and regional communities.

Project name

New Schools Public Private Partnership Project


Service Delivery Commenced

Department or agency

Department of Education and Training

Private sector partner

Learning Communities Victoria comprising Amber as sponsor, ClarkeHopkinsClarke as architect, Watpac as builder, Spotless as facilities manager and YMCA and CERES as community partners.


The private sector will finance, design, construct and maintain the new schools over a 25 year period. The State will retain school ownership and responsibility for delivering educational services.

Schools opened in 2017

  • Casey Central East Primary School (Cranbourne North)
  • Cranbourne South West Primary School (Cranbourne West)
  • Heather Grove Primary School (Clyde North)
  • Epping North Primary School (Epping North)
  • Mernda Central Prep – Year 12 School (Mernda)  - including primary and secondary school components
  • Mernda South Primary School (Mernda)
  • Pakenham South West Primary School (Pakenham)
  • Point Cook South Prep – Year 9 School (Point Cook)

Schools opened in 2018

  • Armstrong Creek Education Precinct (Armstrong Creek) – including Armstrong Creek Special School and Armstrong Creek Primary School
  • Bannockburn Prep – Year 12 School (Bannockburn) - including primary and secondary school components
  • North Geelong Special Developmental School (Hamlyn Heights)
  • Torquay North Primary School (Torquay North)

A Project Summary was released in March 2016 and is available at the link below.

Contact information

Victorian School Building Authority

Related information

Tenders VIC - New Schools PPP Project Contract

Media release - Building Underway On $291m Project For 15 New Schools

Media release - More classrooms for our kids with 15 new schools fast-tracked

Media release - $730 million to fix our schools and keep our kids safe

Media release - New Mernda School: More Classrooms, More Choices

Reviewed 30/01/2018
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