THE Coalition has promised to pour more than $9 million into Wimmera schools if it wins the State Election.
The fist step in a plan to put Warracknabeal Secondary College, Warracknabeal Primary School and Warracknabeal Special Developmental School on one campus will be allocated $8 million.
College principal Tony Fowler said the project was 10 years in the making.
"It's a bit of a dream come true for the community," he said.
"We've gone through a series of times when our hopes have been raised and they've been let down a few times and that's nobody's fault.
"But to have something that's close to reality is just tremendous."
The first step will see the primary school and the special developmental school co-located.
Mr Fowler said having the three schools on one site would result in better outcomes for students and smooth out transition points.
"When students start school it's a transition point, moving schools from year six to year seven is a transition point and entering VCE is a transition point," he said.
Mr Fowler said having staff on the one campus would ensure greater consistency between classes.
He said reducing the variation between classes would benefit learning.
"It just helps the kids, it aligns their thinking and takes the guesswork out of it," he said.
Mr Fowler said having the special developmental school on the same campus would have two-way benefits.
"I think we're pretty lucky in Warracknabeal because there is empathy and acceptance of everyone in the town," he said.
"Everyone on the one site reinforces that because we've got the ability to include all the children in certain activities.
"We'd be able to have our teachers working students from the primary school and the SDS."
He said while the commitment was dependent on the election, he hoped the announcement would alert both sides of government to the need for the project to proceed.
"It's an acknowledgement it's an area of need. If we can at least have new facilities and some great work happening between the schools, that ultimately raises confidence in the school and the town," Mr Fowler said.
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development bought land for the development in 2010.
The Coalition has promised Dimboola Memorial Secondary College $1.2 million to refurbish the school library, memorial hall and classrooms.
The art block will be refurbished and two old buildings and a toilet block will be demolished.
The school received a shock $2.3-million grant under the previous Labor Government in 2009 to upgrade sporting facilities.