Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan

Lilydale and Upper Yarra

Education Plan

About the project

The Victorian Government is transforming local secondary education through the Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan. 

Work on the plan began in 2017. Its vision is to provide every secondary student in these communities with the knowledge, capabilities and attributes they need to thrive throughout their lives.

In 2020, the plan grew from 3 to 6 local schools to meet the needs of a growing community. It will give each school access to more expertise and resources than ever before.

As part of this plan, we are significantly upgrading and modernising buildings at:

Before they joined the plan, we upgraded buildings at Healesville High School, Mooroolbark College and Yarra Hills Secondary College.

Community engagement

We consulted community members and stakeholders in the Lilydale and Upper Yarra area during July, August and September 2017 to collect data that would assist to develop the education plan. Community members and stakeholders were asked to identify what was working well and what could be improved in the education system in the area. 

The feedback we received painted a clear picture of strengths to build upon, and a desire to improve opportunities for young people in the area.

You can contact us for a copy of this enagement report.


In the 2017–18 State Budget, this project shared in $7 million planning funding.

This project has received an additional $20 million in the 2018–19 State Budget.

In 2020, schools in this Education Plan shared in an additional $12.677 million of funding.

Funding type

  • Education Plan

Collaborative Indigenous Strategy

For more information on learning programs and partnerships this plan is delivering, please visit the Department of Education and Training.

This is one of several education plans we are involved in. To learn more about the new buildings, upgraded facilities or community consultations connected to others across the state, please visit the VSBA education plans page.

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