YARRAVILLE’S Bradmill development will see the student population skyrocket in the Seddon, Yarraville and Kingsville area and increase the need for a new high school, according to the SKY High Working Group.
The State Government recently announced it would fast-track the Bradmill residential development.
Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved the development of approximately 1000 new homes and associated retail and community infrastructure in the Bradmill Precinct.
The new housing estate will include a range of single storey houses and high density living, plus a neighbourhood activity centre that will include a supermarket, specialty shops, a library and a medical centre.
The SKY High Working Group has been advocating for years to get a new high school in the Seddon, Yarraville and Kingsville area, and spokesperson Janine Lloyd said the new development only heightened the need.
Ms Lloyd said families in the three suburbs were already experiencing the stresses of population growth in the area, with shortages in child care and kindergarten places. Meanwhile, two primary schools have capped their intake through zoning.
“The location of Bradmill in that it is right next to McIvor Reserve makes the site perfect for a secondary college,” Ms Lloyd said.
“A need for increased secondary college provision was established in 2010 and we are now at a critical time in the process.”