Giving Students More Opportunities In The South East

23 April 2017

A new performing arts centre at Mordialloc College was officially opened today providing more opportunities for students in the South East to excel at school.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson toured the state-of-the-art facility today which includes specialist drama performance spaces, music teaching areas and a canteen.

The arts centre was built as part of a $5.8 million school upgrade, which will also include a new gym facility and outdoor hub. Construction is underway and the remaining upgrades are expected to be completed in October.

With an extra 90,000 students due to enter the school system over the next five years, the Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.8 billion to build and upgrade schools across Victoria to keep up with demand.

There are now 42 new schools in the construction pipeline – including the 10 new government schools opening in 2017 – and more than 1,000 upgrades underway.

For two years the Labor Government has put people first, building the Education State so every community can access a great school and every student can be supported to be their best.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

"We are serious about building the Education State – and that means upgrading facilities to give young Victorians the opportunity to thrive."

"It’s clear that Mordialloc College is a school that does all it can to challenge its students, to encourage them to learn, and to be part of a vibrant school community".

Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson

"This is a significant day for the staff, students and parents of Mordialloc College.

"This new facility will open up more opportunities and support the school in providing a first-rate education."

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