The first images and plans for the new primary school at Lucas have been released.
Construction of the first stage of the school began in December and is so far on track to open for term one, 2020.
A department of education spokesperson said the $17.1 million school would cater for 475 students once completed, helping ease enrolment pressures at surrounding schools and meeting future demand from a growing population.
The first stage of the new school contains a performing arts and physical education building, administration block and general and specialist teaching spaces and relocatable classrooms depending on enrolment levels.
Future stages, subject to further budget funding, include a specialist pavilion, further classrooms, extra relocatable classrooms if needed and basketball/hard surface sporting courts.
A principal, who will focus on recruiting staff and setting the future direction of the school, is expected to be appointed mid-year.
"This exciting new school will ensure families can have access to a great local school as the population of Ballarat continues to grow," the spokesperson said.
The new school, being built in O'Shannassy Parade, has been designed by architecture firm Architectus in association with K2LD and DesignInc and is being built by construction company ADCO Constructions.
During second term, the Victorian School Building Authority will give the local community the opportunity to have their say on the name of the new school with people able to provide feedback across multiple channels such as online and social media.
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," said Wendouree MP Juliana Addison.
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