Preston South Primary School

56B Hotham Street Preston 3072

Upgrade and Modernisation

  • Start

    Q2 2020
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q4 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are upgrading and modernising Preston South Primary School, adding new facilities that will allow it to offer places to an extra 200 local students.

This includes constructing a three-storey building with collaborative learning, outdoor learning and sciences and technologies spaces, as well as new staff and administration facilities.

The project will also include new landscaping and outdoor play areas. 

New main learning and administration building

The new three-storey main learning and administration building will feature a number of learning spaces:

  • Ground level: science/technologies, administration and staff resources
  • Level 1: collaborative general learning, outdoor learning, makerspace, reading nook
  • Level 2: collaborative general learning, outdoor learning, makerspace, reading nook

During the build

Existing facilities at Preston South Primary School will be temporarily repurposed during the build. Relocatable buildings and amenities will be added for additional capacity. These will be removed from site after the build is complete. The hall will be repurposed as an outside school hours care space. This building will be removed after the build is complete. A temporary school entry via Young Street and T.A. Cochran Reserve will be established. Existing trees along Hotham Street entry will be retained.

Designed brochure

You can view a designed brochure with this information.

Preston South Primary School - design brochure
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In 2020, the school received $14.63 million, which is a share in $130.1 million from the Established Areas Program.

Funding type

  • Upgrade and Modernisation