Statement On Monash University’s Berwick Campus

The Andrews Labor Government fully supports continued tertiary education in Berwick and the outer south east of Melbourne.

Monash University has been having discussions about its future at the site since 2013.

While the State Government has a limited role in the running of universities, which are self-governing bodies and primarily the responsibility of the Commonwealth, we have offered Monash any assistance needed to continue education at the Berwick campus or until arrangements can be made for another suitable provider.

Having tertiary education in Berwick is vital to the continued growth and prosperity of Melbourne’s outer south east.

I have written to the Federal Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, urging him to discuss the issue with Monash and to support continued education provision on the site.