- Work toward establishing a single Melba site began in 2013.
- Investigations focused on which site to develop.
- The Regeneration Project identified the senior campus site as the preferred location.
- Some 1.2 million dollars was then spent over 2 years on planning and architectural drawings.
- The total school rebuild was costed at $25-27 million.
- A Project Control Group was established in July 2015 including Melba College representatives.
- Initial funding of $10 million was provided in the 2015-16 State Budget
- $17.9 million was allocated in the 2016-17 State Budget for the Stage 1 rebuild.
- Stage 1 includes a:
- Junior Learning Building
- Senior Learning Building
- Administration, Library and Canteen Building
- Stage 1 went to tender …
- Building works will commence in August 2016.
- Stage 1 will take approximately 18 months to complete.
- Education Minister, James Merlino, launched the build with the turning of the first sod at Brentnall Road on….August 2016.
There will be no change to the campus model in 2016.
There will be no disruption to student learning on either campus.
Students will remain onsite during the building program.
All our students will occupy the Brentnall Road site and new buildings in February 2018.
Stage 2 includes:
- Melba College will retain the theatre and seek funding from Maroondah City Council for a facilities upgrade.
- Melba College will approach VicRoads and Maroondah City Council regarding improved public transport to the site and the creation of a bus loop.