The Victorian Government has recently announced that Oberon High School will relocate to the Armstrong Creek Education Precinct.
Oberon High School's relocation was announced as part of a review by the Department of Education and Training into secondary school provision in Geelong's south.
The review examined enrolment demand for local government secondary schools and if they have sufficient space to cater for future enrolments across the south of Geelong, including the capacity to meet extra demand expected to come from nearby Armstrong Creek.
To meet this increased demand the review recommended that the government either:
- relocate Oberon High School to the Armstrong Creek Education Precinct by 2021 and build a second secondary school in Armstrong Creek by 2036, or
- build two new secondary schools in Armstrong Creek area, by 2026 and 2036.
The Community Reference Group involved in the review strongly supports relocating Oberon High School and the Andrews Labor Government will now prioritise funding in future state budgets for the relocation.
information, see http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/infrastructure/Pages/provisionreview.aspx
In the 2016-17 State Budget $3.2 million was provided to Oberon High School for an upgrade. In light of the announced relocation, this building project is being reassessed to consider the most appropriate use of funds. Any required maintenance works will be carried out as a priority.