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07 April 2022

The Armstrong Creek Growth Corridor is one of regional Australia’s fastest growing regions, with many thousands of new residents moving there in just the last few years. One of the suburbs in the Growth Corridor is Charlemont.

Charlemont is a beautiful growing community with many young families, and the Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman today acknowledged the importance of having local services, community facilities and schools close at hand.

Mr Cheeseman today launched a petition advocating for a new Charlemont Primary School to be considered in the upcoming State Budget.  This new school would service Charlemont and nearby communities, providing education services nestled in their neighbourhood.

The State Budget is currently scheduled to be gazetted on May 3rd.

Previous State Budgets in recent years have included generous funding for local school upgrades, and new schools such as Mirripoa Primary, Iona College, Oberon High School and Armstrong Creek School to service the growing communities of Armstrong Creek, Charlemont and Mount Duneed.

Residents can sign the petition and support a new Primary School in Charlemont here:

Across Victoria, the Labor Government is building the Education State to ensure every student can access a great local school and get a great education.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

Quotes attributable to Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman

“As a father of two young boys myself, I know how important it is for essential services to be close at hand. We need to prepare for the future, and that is why I am advocating for a new primary school to be delivered in Charlemont.” 

“I am advocating for a new Primary School in Charlemont to service this growing community. If you support a new school in this community, please sign my petition calling for this much-needed facility to be considered in the upcoming State Budget.”