Funding to build a new Warrnambool Special Developmental School has been welcomed by Warrnambool City Council.
“The school community and really the entire Warrnambool community have wanted this to happen,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Robert Anderson said.
“We acknowledge the tremendous news announced by Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney.”
The Victorian Government will provide $14.5 million for the new school building and facilities, which comes on top of $5 million for the purchase of the new site.
“Congratulations to the school council and community who worked hard on their vision for the new school,” Cr Anderson said.
“It will become a reality over 2018.
“And what is great for students and teachers is that with the new school at a greenfield site there will be no disruption at the existing school while construction is under way.
“Another great result for Warrnambool and for the region – with the school accommodating a number of students from outside Warrnambool as well.”