The Electoral District Of The Victorian Legislative Assembly Essay

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To what extent does the electoral district of Albert Park require additional government primary schools to be developed? Albert Park is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Australia. It covers the inner-city suburbs of South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne and St Kilda, (ABC.net.au, 2010). The volume of enrolments to attend government primary schools within the electorate increased significantly over the 5 year period between 2006 and 2011, with this number expected to rise substantially in the following 10 years between 2011 and 2021, (See Appendix 1.1). Due to the already constrained capacity at local primary schools within the electorate, the high level of population growth expected across the broader catchment is likely to result in students not being afforded equitable access to public education at the primary school level, (Martin, 2014). Considering both the fact that enrolment demand for government primary schools cannot currently be catered for, combined with projected population growth within the electoral district over the next 10 years, it is evident that additional government funded primary schools need to be developed.
In 2010, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development commissioned as series of demographic analyses into the primary school aged cohorts demand for education with in the City of Melbourne and City of Port Phillip local areas. The findings from these analyses indicate significant…

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