August 28, 2019  |  Members Statement

Olympic Village Primary School

I would like to acknowledge and thank Olympic Village Primary School and in particular principal Cresten Pearce and school council president Margaret Phillips for hosting both the Premier and me on Wednesday in touring the $6 million redevelopment of Olympic Village Primary School. It is quite apt as we head to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games next year that at the place in West Heidelberg, Olympic Village, where we hosted athletes back in 1956, we are building a brand-new primary school which will open in September next month. This is really important. It will cater for up to 175 students. We have got the funds there to also do the landscaping and knock down the old buildings. It is going to be a fantastic space for the West Heidelberg community, particularly Olympic Village, and I am very pleased with the leadership of both Margaret Phillips and Cresten Pearce and the parents community there.