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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 ultimately complete. The central parkland link between Haig and Bonar Streets, named Vin Heffernan Park, is nearing completion and is anticipated to be handed over to Council in January 2019 after a twelve month maintenance period.

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Bellfield Primary School site

The housing development, undertaken by Stockland is ultimately complete. The small parkland located in the north west corner, named Margaret Heathorn Park has a few final components to be added before handover to Council in March 2019.

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Banksia La Trobe Secondary College site

Council is currently in the early stages of planning for the Bellfield Precinct Master Plan which will consider the area bounded by Darebin Creek, Ford Park, Waterdale Road, Banksia Street and Perkins Avenue. This plan will guide future development of the site and will include consultation with the community.

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