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New name sought for Lucas school

The Andrews Government is giving the Ballarat community the chance to have their say on the name of a new government school opening next year.

Labor MPs Jaala Pulford and Juliana Addison, said the Victorian School Building Authority would consult with local communities on naming new schools currently under construction and set to open in 2020.

This will include a name for the new primary school opening in Lucas, which in the interim is known as Lucas Primary School.

Community engagement will begin in Term 2, 2019.

Ms Pulford said people will be able to provide feedback across multiple channels such as online and social media.

“We’re giving the Lucas community the opportunity to shape the character of this brand-new school in the expanding Lucas community,” Ms Pulford said.

Ms Addison said suggestions by the local community will be considered before a name is chosen.

“It may be that the new school is ultimately called Lucas Primary School, but there might be a better suggestion out there. This is your chance to put forward a school name that reflects the unique character of our area,” Ms Addison said.

The new school is part of the Labor Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open over the next eight years.

The Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to deliver new schools and more than 1,300 school upgrades, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.