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Mickleham Primary School

1880 Mickleham Rd Mickleham 3064

Upgrade and Modernisation

  1. Start

    Q4 2020

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q3 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are expanding Mickleham Primary School by constructing 2 learning centres and an administration building.

We'll also build a hardcourt, complete landscaping, and restore the oval for students.


From the 2020-21 Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration fund, the school was allocated $7.49 million. In the 2020-21 State Budget, the school received $21.433 million.

Funding type
Upgrade and Modernisation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We started construction in January 2022, and expect to complete the learning centres and administration building by Term 1, 2023. Our work on the hardcourt, oval and landscaping will continue into early 2023.

  • No, students can continue learning in their current classrooms during the work. Construction will take place on new land away from the existing school buildings. Classes will transition to the new buildings when they are complete in Term 1, 2023.

  • As part of the works, we have reconfigured the school’s pick-up and drop-off arrangements. These have been in place since late 2021, and the school have informed their community. The school’s sole pick-up and drop-off point is via Mickleham Road. During construction, the builder, SJ Higgins, will access the construction zone via Mount Ridley Road. This arrangement will separate the school and construction traffic.

  • We will resurface the north end of 685 Mount Ridley Road – the school’s former pick-up and drop-off area – to make it a new gravel car park. Access will be via a pavement driveway between the carpark gates and the crossover to the new eastern road.

  • We are building modern, adaptable learning spaces as part of the school upgrade. Best-practice acoustic engineering will provide optimal teaching environments.

  • We are designing schools to ensure equal access for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised. Unisex toilets are one part of this. The toilets are sealed, individual rooms with their own hand basins.

  • Any further upgrades at the school will depend on future state budget funding.

  • We'll need to remove some trees to prepare the site for the upcoming works. For each tree that is removed, we will replant more than 2 trees of a comparable species.

  • Yes. The new school facilities will be connected to mains drinking water and mains sewer.

  • There is no formal green star rating. However engineers have modelled our designs to ensure the buildings perform well thermally, meet all necessary standards for energy and water, and have high-quality air flow.

  • We're rebuilding the school for up to 475 students. It is expected to remain smaller than most schools in the surrounding area.

  • School zoning is updated regularly at Link

  • A footpath on the southern side of Mt Ridley Road will connect back into the Highlands estate.

  • New roads will be constructed on the south and east sides of the school as part of the Highlands estate. These roads will provide access to the new school entrance and will contain pick-up and drop-off zones. For more information about completion dates, we suggest you contact the relevant organisation below.

  • New roads to the south and the east of the school are being constructed for the Highlands estate by Stockland – email

    The Mickleham and Mount Ridley Road intersection upgrade is being done by Satterley on behalf of VicRoads – visit Satterley's website or email

    The Mickleham and Craigieburn Road intersection upgrade is being completed as part of Victoria’s Big BuildExternal Link – email

Reviewed 06 April 2022

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