The Andrews Labor Government has taken action to ensure that all girls living in postcode 3121 will have access to both Melbourne Girls College and Richmond High School.

Member for Richmond Richard Wynne made the announcement at last night’s Richmond High School information evening. The change comes after Mr Wynne made representations to Minister for Education James Merlino on the behalf of concerned local families.

Last month, construction began on the $43 million Richmond High School – the first vertical government high school and the return of secondary school in Richmond – and the Labor Government is moving ahead with a secondary school in Prahran.

It meant some families were set to fall outside the Melbourne Girls College enrolment boundary by 2020, but we’ve listened to the community and retained the existing zone. The existing priority order for enrolment will also remain unchanged.

Families who live outside the zone will still have the choice to apply to enrol at the school and be considered on the basis of curriculum grounds, or in order of their proximity to the school.

This means Melbourne Girls College will continue to provide world-class education opportunities for both local girls and girls from across metropolitan Melbourne.

Quotes attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne

“Richmond parents have spoken and we’ve listened. Soon we’re going to have a wealth of schooling options for Richmond families right on their doorstep.”

“This is about giving Richmond’s students the best start in life. A state-of-the-art new high school and ongoing access to Melbourne Girls College does just that for tomorrow’s leaders.”

“Richmond High School will offer first-class education for local kids, and great community facilities, including netball courts, conveniently close to public transport.”