GIVING LALOR KIDS THE SCHOOL THEY DESERVE

Students in Lalor will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced that Lalor Gardens Primary School will get a $3.8 million funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for its exciting new upgrade.

The funding will guarantee local students will have modern facilities, including a new gym, music room and canteen.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.

This includes an unprecedented $2.8 billion investment to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 64 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

We have now invested more than $2.8 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This contrasts with the Liberals and Nationals who let schools crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget.

Quotes attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny

 “This is more fantastic news from the Andrews Labor Government – we support education and want to ensure all students have great facilities no matter where they live.”

“The whole school should be so proud of the campaign led by Principal Anne Hulett seeking funds from the Victorian Labor Government for a school hall with a new gym, music room and canteen. The Minister for Education James Merlino previously visited Lalor Gardens Primary School and was treated to some very impressive work from students explaining their need for a school hall.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are undertaking the largest reform of Victorian schools in nearly 150 years and I’m determined that the benefits are reaped by communities living right across our great state.”