Building The Education State At Hazel Glen College

21 May 2015

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is funding the completion of Hazel Glen College and giving its students the best start in life.

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited the college in Doreen to officially announce the $7.8 million funding, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

The $7.8 million funding will fund stages 3 and 4 of the school’s construction – which includes additional classrooms and the senior building for Years 10 to 12.

The Budget invests close to $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – it represents the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

It provides $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

It includes $120 million to build and upgrade Catholic and Independent schools across the state, matching dollar-for-dollar the non-government sector’s contribution.

The Budget will also fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State so that all children have access to high-quality schools regardless of their background and where the live.”

“We’re building Hazel Glen College and giving its students the safe, modern and comfortable classrooms that they need to learn.”

“This major investment will give students a state-of-the-art learning environment and teachers the facilities to continue providing a world-class education.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green

"Hazel Glen College is a great local school and these much needed classrooms, plus a senior building for Years 10 to 12 will provide the best conditions for learning for students in Doreen"

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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