STATEMENT ON BRAEMAR COLLEGE’S PROPOSED SECOND CAMPUS
Braemar secures land for second campus.
On behalf of the Braemar College Board of Governors, I am delighted to announce that the College has purchased land in Woodend to establish a much-needed second campus.
The site is on the northern side of Romsey Road just east of the Calder Freeway and comprises 320 acres of vacant farming land.
This is a very exciting proposition for the College, as the site has excellent access from the Calder Freeway, is close to both Woodend and the current campus and provides enough space to grow an excellent educational facility for Macedon Ranges families.
As the sole purchaser of the land, we will be able to develop it at our pace and with educational outcomes at the forefront. We look forward to working with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, the College community and the Woodend community to plan some multi-use facilities for broader use outside of school hours.
The College is mindful of the requirement to maintain its character as a friendly and community centred school of high academic achievement. This is why the development will be paced to preserve the College’s financial position with a view to the long term importance of a successful independent school in the region.
As the new location is just down the hill from the current campus, interaction between the two sites will be a viable option for the College.
We will be working on specific plans for the buildings and infrastructure that will comprise the first stage of development over the coming months, taking into consideration current and projected enrolment demand.
A website link, parent updates and regular media announcements will provide progress information as the project moves into the next stage.
For more information please go to www.braemar.vic.edu.au
Stuart Price Russell Deer