The Victorian State Government has secured a 3.5-hectare site in Gisborne with plans for a new 475-student primary school in the pipeline.
Located 50 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, the site makes up part of the Willow estate, owned by property developer ID_Land, with construction on the new school and the rest of the new estate set to commence in the coming months.
ID_Land joint managing director Matthew Belford said that his team are delighted to be delivering the school as part of the Willow estate.
Gisborne is a hugely sought-after area in one of the state’s strongest-performing regions, so we are excited to announce the sale of this important site to the Victorian Government for the provision of a new school.ID_Land Joint Managing Director – Matthew Belford
The sale comes as part of the Victorian Government’s $7.2 billion school infrastructure blitz with the new primary school, complete with an on-site kindergarten, set to open in 2022.
The school will further enhance the attraction of the Macedon Ranges as an increasing number of metropolitan buyers are opting for a tree-change.
Mr Belford went on to say that government schemes are also adding to the allure of regional Victoria, with COVID highlighting the benefits of working from home – resulting in estates like Willow offering the perfect solution to pent-up demand for high quality housing.
“Recent incentives like the HomeBuilder grant have made it even more accessible for buyers to enter the market and we have seen a strong response across our communities,” he said,
Announcements like the school site sale should provide even more confidence to buyers that Willow is a community that has been designed to service the needs of residents both now and into the future.ID_Land Joint Managing Director – Matthew Belford