Looking closer at schooling needs for Derrimut


Brimbank Council is in favour of researching the secondary school needs of the community in Derrimut to ensure Council can advocate accordingly.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said Council is aware that the Derrimut community wants a secondary school in the neighbourhood.

“There are a number of local primary schools servicing the Derrimut area, but we’re lacking choice at the secondary school level, and it’s a common concern across Brimbank.

“This has been a hot topic that’s been simmering away for a long time, so we’d like to take action and have a closer look.”

A Notice of Motion was moved by Cr Lucinda Congreve at the Tuesday 15 May 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting, requesting Council receive a report at the August 2018 Council Meeting, regarding secondary school education needs in Derrimut.

“I get stopped about this topic wherever I go and it often gets raised at Council’s community consultation sessions.

“We’re hearing conflicting messages between the Department of Education and the community needs, so we’d like to get a better grasp on the matter.

“Essentially, people are telling us they want more options for secondary education.

“Derrimut already supports two primary schools, but we need to do the research to understand if the population is high enough to make a secondary school viable.

“The research will help determine the direction Council should steer our advocacy into the future,” Cr Congreve said.