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Secondary School in Kilmore

Kilmore is one of the largest and most historic towns in Victoria without a public secondary school.

What is needed to make this a reality?

Council and the Kilmore community are calling on the State Government and the Minister for Education to immediately purchase land and prioritise building a secondary school in Kilmore.

Who will benefit from a secondary school in Kilmore, and why?

In 2021 (ABS Census 2021), there were approximately 1,224 high-school-aged children in Kilmore. Every child has a right to quality education, and the residents of Kilmore in partnership with Mitchell Shire Council have advocated for many years for the need for a locally accessible government secondary school in Kilmore.

A child living in Kilmore will travel approximately 38,000 km to and from secondary school in Broadford over their schooling life.

Enough is enough. It is time for the State Government to invest in local education for one of Victoria’s largest and fastest-growing, peri-urban townships in Victoria.

Why is this a State Election priority?

Mitchell Shire is the fastest-growing municipality in Victoria, and Kilmore’s population is projected to double over the next 20 years. From the 2016 to 2021 census, Kilmore grew by 15.49% (2.92%/pa), with 10,363 residents now calling Kilmore home.

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This page was last updated on 14 October 2022.