Students in Wallan are a step closer to getting the first-rate facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today turned the first sod to mark the start of construction on the school’s $5 million upgrade.
The modernisation will expand the school’s food technology facilities, convert a courtyard into a café and provide senior students with a brand new building featuring quiet learning areas, a seminar room and lecture theatre.
Wallan Secondary College opened its doors in 2006 with just 110 students and has since grown to more than 620 students. It offers a wide range of VCE and VET subjects, as well as a VCAL program.
Mr Merlino visited the school’s VCAL garden project as well as an old Melbourne tram which is being fitted out by students in the school’s Year eight and nine ASPIRE program.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every community has access to a first-rate school.
There are 42 new schools across Victoria now in the construction pipeline – including 10 new schools that opened this year – and more than 1,000 building projects under way after an unprecedented $1.8 billion Government investment in infrastructure.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Enrolments at schools like Wallan Secondary College are growing and we need to invest in new facilities so that students can thrive and learn new skills.”
“This $5 million upgrade will be an exciting new chapter in the school’s story and I look forward to visiting again once the work is complete.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“Today I got a sneak peek into the work that will transform Wallan Secondary College. I know students and staff are excited about the upgrade and I look forward to seeing it develop and be completed in the near future.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“This building upgrade is about creating bright futures for students here in Wallan and ensuring they have access to the best possible facilities.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020