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Former School Sites

What is happening with the three former school sites?

The Victorian State Government, through the Department of Education, closed the three former school sites and then sold them to Banyule Council in August 2013. The former school sites were once known as:

  • Haig Street Primary School - 52 Haig Street, Heidelberg Heights
  • Bellfield Primary School - 229 Banksia Street, Ivanhoe
  • Banksia La Trobe Secondary College - 230 Banksia Street, Bellfield

Council’s intention on purchasing these sites was for redevelopment, subject to community support and appropriate planning permissions.

Haig Street site

The housing development, undertaken by Metricon is now complete. The central parkland link between Haig and Bonar Streets, named Vin Heffernan Park, was handed back to Council in March 2019 following the mandatory maintenance period.

Visit Related Information located on the top right hand corner of this page for information about the naming and construction of this park.

Bellfield Primary School site

The housing development, undertaken by Stockland is now complete. The small parkland located in the north west corner, named Margaret Heathorn Park was handed back to Council in March following the mandatory maintenance period.

Visit Related Information located on the top right hand corner of this page for more information about the naming and construction of this park.

Banksia La Trobe Secondary College site

Following an extensive consultation and engagement program, the Bellfield Urban Design Guidelines were adopted by Council on 27 February 2019 and will be used to guide future development in this area.

The Draft Masterplan shows how the Urban Design Guidelines can be delivered. Visit Related Information located on the top right hand corner of this page for more information.

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