As reported in the The Age on Friday 30th March there has been an ironic twist in the long sad story of the Education Black Hole. The old Coburg High site on Bell Street has come up for sale just as a report looking at the need for a new Coburg High is being updated for the Minister for Education!
The DEECD are due to hand a report to Martin Dixon which will include a 'refresh' of the 2010 Spatial Vision report which was commissioned by Bronwyn Pike to determine whether demographics support the provision of a new stand alone school. The updated report will be based in part on updated Moreland and Darebin population forecasts by id who provide demographic information. These show a greatly increased number of secondary school age persons in our area and much sooner than in the 2010 report.
The report to Minister Dixon will also include an independant report based on the work of a consultant who spoke to 23 school principals and school council presidents throughout February 2012.