Building Bigger, Better Schools In Macedon Ranges

03 May 2018

The Romsey community is a step closer to a P-9 school, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing an ambitious plan to help it meet the local community’s growing needs.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today confirmed the school was getting $3.2 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to start work on the Romsey Regeneration Project.

The funding includes $500,000 to investigate and plan for long-term enrolment needs in Romsey, including the possibility of expanding the primary school to become a P-9.

A further $2.7 million will allow the school to start work expanding and modernising its classrooms and learning spaces so teachers can deliver a 21st-century education and the school can accommodate local student enrolment growth.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and has invested $775 million in regional school capital projects and maintenance over our four Budgets.

Across the Central Victoria and the Macedon Ranges, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivered $31.35 million for the upgrading of local schools including Gisborne Primary, Riddells Creek Primary, Romsey Primary, Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School Bullengarook Senior Campus and Castlemaine Secondary.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

This contrasts with the Liberals and Nationals who let schools crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“We’re building and upgrading schools so no matter where you live in Victorian, you have a great local school.”

“This is about giving families across the Macedon Ranges the 21st century education they deserve – with the facilities to match.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“I know Romsey families are concerned that their kids have to leave town to go to high school, that’s why the Labor Government is investing $3.2 million in the Romsey Regeneration Project.”

“This investment will provide the state-of-the-art facilities our students need for science and technology, as we also consult with the community on expanding the school to Year 9.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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