20 May 2020

The Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor has announced a ground-breaking revolution for education in Bayswater, with $500,000 being allocated for detailed planning on the Bayswater Education Plan.

Students across Bayswater are one step closer to having the first-rate education facilities they deserve with this planning allocation, thanks to the Andrews Government.

The Bayswater Education Plan is the State Government’s long-term plan to make sure local students have access to the best facilities and can reach their full potential. This will build on the successes of our local schools.

The Bayswater Education Plan will primarily focus on addressing enrolment imbalances across secondary students in the Bayswater area.

Place-based Education Plans are a way for the State Government to collaborate with local communities and education partners to transform local education outcomes – they help identify and address the unique challenges and priorities of a local community.

These Education Plans have been very successful in the past, having been undertaken in Frankston North, the Lilydale and Upper Yarra region and Shepparton.

At the very heart of the Bayswater Education Plan is consultation. To ensure that the whole community is brought along this journey, extensive community consultation will be undertaken, which will include key community stakeholders, as well as the broader community at large.

This will be a game changer for education in our area, and will work closely with all Bayswater schools, including Bayswater Secondary College, Bayswater Primary School, Bayswater West Primary School, Bayswater South Primary School and Bayswater North Primary School.

This is an important first step of a journey that will see further investment into Bayswater schools, and importantly will change the course of education in Bayswater.

The Bayswater Education Plan is part of a massive investment in education announced this week, in which $1.18 billion in education infrastructure projects were announced that will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs.

Across the state we are building ten new schools, delivering a further four stages of new school projects, upgrading or modernising 57 schools, purchasing and refurbishing relocatable school buildings, making modifications for students with disability, as well as carrying out fast and job-creating maintenance on schools and TAFEs across the state.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor

“I’m so pleased to have been able to get this Plan off the ground and up and running – it will absolutely transform how we view and deliver education here in our community.”

“This is an important start of a journey that will see further investment made at Bayswater schools to see students get the first rate facilities they deserve and, importantly, build on the great work of our local schools.”

“I am excited to be co-chairing the Strategic Advisory Group, which will start soon, and can’t wait to hear what the community has to say.”