Clifton Creek Primary School, located 300kms east of Melbourne, was destroyed during the fires that devastated East Gippsland during late 2019 and early 2020.
The State Government has committed $388.8 million to deliver 57 upgrades and modernisation projects at schools across Victoria. This funding includes $4.2 million to rebuild Clifton Creek Primary School destroyed in the bushfires earlier this year.
The 10 Clifton Creek Primary School students were temporarily relocated to the nearby Nicholson Primary School to ensure their classes continued uninterrupted. Support services, including counselling, have been made available to staff and students. To minimise potential trauma to students on their return, we cleared the site in their absence and delivered relocatable classrooms for students to return to Clifton Creek Primary School as soon as possible.
We consulted the community on the rebuild from Tuesday 3 until Wednesday 25 March. The consultation included an online survey and a face-to-face event.
The feedback from this consultation has been used to create a What We Heard report which will help shape the design of the rebuilt school. The report can be viewed via PDF and Word here.
The online survey closed on Wednesday 25 March 2020. Thank you to everybody who completed the survey.