The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is fixing Parkdale Primary School and giving its students the best start in life.
Minister for Education, James Merlino, visited the school today to officially announce the $500,000 to fund facility upgrades, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.
Nearby Mordialloc College will also receive $4.5 million to build a new indoor basketball facility and performing arts centre – these facilities will be shared with the local community
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 they live.”
“This investment will give students a quality learning environment and teachers the facilities to continue providing a world-class education.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson
“This is a great outcome for our community. I am very proud to see local schools, like Mordialloc College and Parkdale Primary, receive the support they need in this year's Budget.”
“We look forward to working with these school communities to provide the best support for local students and our region.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020