Billanook College is currently undergoing a major period of redevelopment following the completion of a seven-stage Capital Development Plan. This Plan has already seen the refurbishment of our Primary School and Gymnasium, as well as the opening of the new Discovery Centre. Seven more buildings will either be built or significantly refurbished over the next seven years.
The remaining three stages of the Plan focus on key teaching and learning spaces, which will methodically see each area of the campus upgrade.
You can view Billanook’s Master Plan by clicking on the link in the Download section on the right hand side of this page.
Due to commence construction in 2018, this phase will include an extensive refurbishment of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre support and extension education unit, as well as a new social Cafe Precinct for the College community.
This phase of Billanook College’s ambitious Capital Development Plan provides Middle School students and staff with architecturally designed, contemporary classrooms, multiple open-plan learning spaces, and a new purpose-built library. Spectacular views of Billanook’s natural landscape enhance the ambience of the space. The Mastery Centre is a vital learning hub, underpinning Billanook’s innovative learning framework. For the first time in Billanook’s history, Years 7-9 students are now centrally located – a true Middle School precinct.
In 2016, Billanook College opened its brand new $1.8m Discovery Centre which serves as a multi-purpose open-plan learning environment with breakout spaces. The new building replaced the College’s original Year 7 building, and combines indoor and outdoor flexible learning areas that integrate with the school’s outstanding natural environment.
Billanook’s campus includes a modern multi-purpose Gymnasium and fully-equipped Fitness Centre. The facilities underwent a large-scale refurbishment project in 2014 as part of the College’s comprehensive Capital Works Program. The Gymnasium project incorporated a complete renovation of the existing complex, a new gymnastics/dance/ performance space and the addition of an onsite commercial gymnasium which is operated by EFM Health Clubs.
Completed in 2010, the Primary School underwent a significant refurbishment, including the construction of Billanook’s Junior Learning Centre, incorporating an Early Learning facility. The Primary School and Junior Learning Centres provide a central- open plan hub with flexible, light , open classrooms, closely connected with their natural landscape.
In conjunction with Yarra Valley winemakers Billanook has developed its own working vineyard and Viticulture Skills Centre on the school property. The four hectare Cardigan Rise vineyard is ideally located on the Billanook campus right next to the Viticulture Skills Centre. The vineyard is an asset available for a variety of subjects across the Middle and Senior Schools. Maths and Science students calculate the harvest tonnage and the baume (sugar levels) present in the grapes, and Visual Arts students design and produce the annual wine label which is then professionally applied in the commercial bottling process.