Lake Colac School

Murray St Colac 3250

Upgrade and Modernisation

  • Start

    Q4 2020
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q2 2024

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

This school will benefit from Victoria’s largest ever single investment in upgrading specialist schools, with 39 sharing $388.8 million. With the funding, we are rebuilding the school on part of the former Colac High School site on Murray Street.

We will modernise the existing heritage building on the site to house:

  • staff areas and workspaces
  • a library
  • art room
  • music room
  • woodwork room
  • food technology facility
  • an Early Education Program (EEP) facility with its own dedicated playground.

We'll build new facilities, including:

  • a classroom building with fit-for-purpose learning spaces, staff areas and art and food preparation spaces
  • an administration building with a multi-purpose space, fitness room, reception, offices and a meeting room.

We'll also prove external works, including:

  • a new visitor/staff car park
  • a separate and secure bus and student entry area
  • play areas
  • a garden.

This school was previously known as Colac Specialist School. It changed names from the start of 2024.


From the 2020–21 Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration fund, the school was allocated $1.544 million in planning funding. In the 2020–21 State Budget, the school received $13.899 million. In 2021, an additional $3.767 million was allocated to the project.

Funding type

  • Upgrade and Modernisation

Lake Colac School (previously Colac Specialist School) – indicative site plan

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