DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR WOLLERT

Wollert will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to fast track planning for the next stage of Edgars Creek Secondary College.

Building on the $16.7 million already provided by the Andrews Labor Government to build the school, which features a two-storey, state-of-the-art STEM building, Labor will invest an extra $1 million for the next stage of planning, because we know there’s more to do.

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

In contrast, 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 has also helped create 5,000 construction jobs 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.”

“No matter where you live, every student deserves to have a great school – a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny

“Edgars Creek Secondary College is a great local school and it deserves facilities that match.  Only Labor can be trusted to deliver the facilities staff and students need.”