Victoria University is pleased to announce a new education tenant for its Melton site.
Chief Operating Officer, Mr Jonathan Tribe said the University is proud to see its hard work to foster a continued educational use for the site pay off.
“We have determinedly sought an ongoing educational use for the site since university teaching functions finished there,” Mr Tribe said.
“After a broad search for potential users we are pleased to announce the Al Iman Islamic School as the successful tenant,
“The School submitted an impressive business case that will see it offer primary and secondary education in Melton for the next five years.”
Victoria University has signed a five year heads-of-agreement for the Al Iman Islamic School to commence operations on its Melton campus from the beginning of the 2016 school year.
The new school plans to offer primary education when it opens next year, then commence a high school class from 2017 that will progress to Year 12 over time.
Mr Tribe is pleased that the new agreement will increase the range of education choices for families in the Melton region.
“We will work with Melton Council to continue to support tertiary education pathways within the local community, perhaps by establishing a Learning Link facility in Melton,” Mr Tribe said.
As well as looking at ways to further education, the University is working with current users of the Melton campus, particularly the community radio station, the University of the Third Age and the CALM group, to ensure that they are able to continue their activities.
The announcement follows a public Expression of Interest process, as well as discussions with the Education Department about potential uses for the site.