Reopen Our Schools

Advocating for kids to get easy access to a public school education in Banyule

Reopen Our Schools

  • Change.Org petition- Original online petition  (2013) calling on the then Liberal State Government not to sell the three closed school sites. 

  • Building of community networks - Our network includes parents, educators, community groups and residents.  We are growing everyday - we'd love your support as well!  Visit our Facebook page and follow us on twitter!

  • Petition to Banyule City Council- Banyule City Council, at a cost of $23.2million to the rate payers of Banyule purchased the three closed schools sites from the Napthine State Government in September 2013.  Since then Council has on sold two of the three school sites for profit to developers.  Reopen Our Schools letter-boxed local residents calling on Council to halt the development of the school sites in the lead up to the State election in 2014.  Council  heard residents' concerns on this issue and agreed to 'mark time' on two of the three school sites and were advocating to both State Government and the Opposition to address the educational needs of kids in the Municipality of Banyule.  Unfortunately all those efforts went unheard.

  • Reopen Our Schools addresses Council - In March 2014, Reopen Our Schools addressed Banyule City Council tendering our petition.  In total, we had over 200 signatures on this issue from concerned local residents voicing their concerns about the loss of public schools in the area.  Reopen Our Schools will continue to advocate to ensure that kids in Banyule get easy access to public education.  If you want to view the item on the Council agenda papers and the resolution that was passed, you can view it here - 3 March 2014 meeting and here where additional signatures were tabled at the meeting on 17 March 2014 meeting.

229 Banksia Street Bellfield
Haig Street Heidelberg Heights

The schools depicted in the slide presentation have now been demolished :(