Melbourne City Council approves the development of Haileybury City

Haileybury was last night given the greenlight to open Melbourne's first Early Learning Centre to Year 12 Independent school campus in the CBD.

The plans for Haileybury City were unanimously approved by the Melbourne City Council, enabling the School to begin development of its new CBD campus.

Principal Derek Scott said he was thrilled with the outcome of the Council decision and that the School will fill a need for more schooling options in the CBD.

"We have received an extensive amount of enquiries from parents struggling with the limited schooling options in and around the CBD", Mr Scott said.

"The approval from Melbourne City Council now means that parents living in and around Melbourne as well as parents who commute to the city for work, will now have access to Haileybury's acclaimed academic program" he said.

"We have also designed the School program to meet the needs of busy parents and we will open for extended hours for pre and after school care," Mr Scott adds.

Haileybury City will become Haileybury's fifth campus (Haileybury's other campuses are located in Keysborough, Berwick, Brighton and Beijing) and will aim to open it's doors in 2016 with an Early Learning Centre and Prep to Year 10 set to follow in 2017

Architecturally designed with a state-of-the-art fit out, Haileybury City will be able to accommodate 774 students across 10 storeys.  Each classroom will look directly out onto the historic Flagstaff gardens and will have unobstructed views of the city landscape.

Some of the features include - 1500 square metres of outdoor green recreation spaces across three terraces, indoor sporting facility, a contemporary art, drama and music facility, and a custom-built, state-of-the-art science facility

Haileybury City's cosmopolitan CBD location also means that students will benefit from an enhanced educational program that includes a real world approach to learning with unparalleled proximity to Melbourne's best cultural, educational, historic and sporting precincts and facilities.

"This is truly a historical event for Haileybury and education in Victoria and we are very excited to introduce our leading academic program and successful parallel education model to more Victorian students", Mr Scott said.