Delivering A Great Local School For Ballarat

17 September 2018

Ballarat families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver massive upgrades to Ballarat High School.

Labor will invest $8 million to upgrade and modernise classrooms and facilities at Ballarat High School. This will include a major upgrade to the ground floor of the J. J. Sheehan Wing and an upgrade to the administration building.

The Liberals slashed $1 billion out of our education system and left schools to crumble and decay across the state.

The Andrews Labor Government has already invested more than $6.4 million to upgrade Ballarat High School’s technology wing to give students the latest modern facilities and equipment, and replace the old year 9 learning centre with a new modern building and classrooms.

There’s more work to do and only Labor will deliver the state of the art facilities students and staff at Ballarat High School need to achieve their best.

The Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to build 70 new schools and upgrade 1,300 schools across the state since coming to office in 2014.

That means thousands of Victorian kids now go to school every day and learn in new classrooms with better technology and facilities, like new gyms and science labs.

It’s also helped create 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians right around our state.

A re-elected Labor Government will keep delivering for Victorians with more new schools and upgrades to existing schools across the state.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The Liberals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again.”

“We’re building or upgrading more than 1,300 schools across the state and only Labor will keep delivering for Victorian families.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight

“Work is already underway on a state of the art technology wing and better classrooms at Ballarat High School but there’s more to do.”

“Only Labor will make sure students and teachers at Ballarat High School have the facilities they need to achieve their best with $8 million for a major upgrade to the ground floor of the J. J. Sheehan Wing and an upgrade to the administration building.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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