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Vaud State

Posted on October 9, 2020

IMAGO project

The State Council has just taken a series of important decisions related to the IMAGO project. Ultimately, the Changins site – in collaboration with Agroscope – will host special crops and affiliated training courses. Grange-Verney in Moudon will receive all the agricultural training and administration from the DGAV. Marcelin’s site will be dedicated to post-compulsory school training. The budget target for the entire project is set at 105 million.

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The new IMAGO pole aims to bring together training in land trades, Vaud public administrations related to agriculture, agronomic research, as well as partners. In order to fall within the project’s budget target set at 105 million, the proposed variant is based on the principle of grouping the entities by competence center and of conserving or maximizing the use of existing infrastructure. The call for tenders to the municipalities is abandoned.

The historic site of Marcelin will be abandoned by the DGAV and will become a center dedicated to post-compulsory school training. The disused boarding school building will be demolished and will make way for the construction of a new sports hall (14.5 million outside the IMAGO budget). Changins will host – in collaboration with the Confederation and Agroscope – special crops (viticulture, arboriculture , market gardening) and the entire viticulture training and research sector. To this end, the state plans in particular to acquire the cellar building.

Grange-Verney in Moudon will house the agricultural training, the administration of the DGAV, which will require the construction of a new building, as well as the partner entities. This will allow the creation of a pole dedicated to agriculture as desired in the initial postulate submitted in 2010. The public transport service to Moudon is considered good by the general direction of mobility and roads. Ultimately, the Moudon site will accommodate around 1,200 people.

The general schedule for the entire operation foresees the first works in 2023 and 2025-2026 for the moves.

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