Developer Devine has announced that Catholic Education Melbourne will be building a new primary school at its $550 million Stonehill community at Bacchus Marsh.
The Melbourne Archdiocese has purchased a 2.6-hectare property on McCormacks Road with plans to build a Catholic primary school, which is currently estimated to open within five to six years.
Catholic Education Executive Director Stephen Elder said: “Right across Victoria more parents are turning to a Catholic education for their children than ever before. New and expanding communities now simply expect a Catholic school is part of their neighbourhood.”
At full capacity, the school will cater for approximately 400 students from Prep to Grade 6.
It will be located next to a proposed $20 million shopping centre with space for a major supermarket and specialty shops as well as community facilities including Maternal and Child Health Care facilities and public meeting rooms.
Devine General Manager Communities Andrew Brimblecombe said the Catholic primary school would add an extra level of amenity to the Stonehill Community.
“The western growth corridor is rapidly expanding and a new school will help satisfy demand for new educational facilities in the area,” he said.
“We are excited that residents will have access to a quality primary school just moments from their own home. They should also see increases to their property values due to their proximity to such an exceptional facility.”
Developed by Devine and The Gull Group, Stonehill is a 145-hectare, 1,500 lot, master-planned community that will ultimately become home to some 4,200 residents.