Romsey education up for discussion

THE ROMSEY community will soon be able to have its say on the future of education in the town.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced Wednesday that community consultation on the possible expansion of Romsey Primary School to Year 9 will begin in the coming weeks.

The expansion would make up part of the state government’s $3.2 million investment into Romsey through the Romsey Regeneration Project.

The community consultation will give those living in the area the chance to voice what is most important to them.

The consultation period will run from October 8-22 and includes a community drop in session and online portal where families and residents can have their say.

Feedback from the community will help architects deliver and shape future works at the school and also inform government on long-term secondary provision needs in the area.

Community members can visit or attend the community drop-in sessions at the school from 2pm to 3.30pm or 7pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday, October 10.

Romsey Primary School principal Loren Peavey said it’s important for the community to be totally involved.

“We want the community totally involved and we’re provisioning for what the area needs,” she said.

“The more voices that are heard and more people that participate, means we know what people are saying and what they need and that’s going to be married with data on growth in the area.

“It’s still at a stage where we work out what provisioning looks like for the next 15 or 20 years.”

Ms Thomas said she invited Romsey families to get involved and help shape the future of education in Romsey.

“I know Romsey families are concerned that their kids have to leave town to go to high school, that’s why the state government is investing $3.2 million in the Romsey Regeneration Project.”

“This investment will provide the state-of-the-art facilities our students need for science and technology, as we also consult with the community on expanding the school to Year 9.”