Corporate staff are responsible for the demolition of school buildings.
Principals are responsible for ensuring the school complies with the Demolition Policy.
Schools must seek advice on the value of an asset from the Victorian School Building Authority before acting.
Principals may authorise the truncation, removal or demolition of school-funded assets valued at less than $50,000 (including GST).
Principals must obtain the Victorian School Building Authority's (VSBA) authorisation before truncating, removing or demolishing any Department or school-funded asset valued at $50,000 or more (including GST).
Principals, as asset managers, are responsible for planning and delivering safe and sustainable learning environments. This may include demolishing buildings that are in poor condition or excess to facility area allocation.
Principals must seek advice on the value of an asset from the VSBA prior to taking any action, regardless of whether the asset was funded by the VSBA or by the school.
School councils have limited delegated authority to dispose of school facilities using school resources. The extent of school council authority depends on the value of the asset and whether the asset was funded by the Department or the school.
Land disposal and sales
Corporate staff are responsible for maintaining surplus land, including closed schools, sites where a school has merged or relocated, plantations, former teacher houses and former camp sites.
Principals do not have responsibilities associated with land disposal and sales.
School councils do not have responsibilities associated with land disposal and sales.
Reviewed 22 February 2023