Students in Werribee have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today opened the new Riverwalk Primary School and welcomed its first students, who will be in Prep to Year 6.

Riverwalk Primary School includes a performing arts and physical education building, along with state-of-the-art learning spaces and administration areas. The school was designed by architecture firm Bilard Leece and built by construction company ADCO Constructions.

Riverwalk Primary School is one of 11 new schools opening in 2020, alongside Beveridge Primary School (new campus), Botanic Ridge Primary School, Davis Creek Primary School, Elevation Secondary College, Grayling Primary School, Homestead Senior Secondary College, Keysborough Gardens Primary School, Lucas Primary School, Mirripoa Primary School and Casey Fields Primary School.

2020 also marks the first year in the state’s history that more than one million students will attend school in Victoria across 1,543 government, 498 Catholic and 222 independent schools. More than 81,000 Preps will start school in 2020.

The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.


Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Riverwalk Primary School will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”