Thursday, 8 November 2018
Benalla families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Benalla P-12 College.
Labor will invest $12.1 million to transform the school’s tired old facilities, completing the next stage of the redevelopment including a new STEAM building and a new science block.
The Liberals and Nationals 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 new schools and upgrade 1,300 schools across the state since coming to office four years ago.
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.
Building on this work, a re-elected Labor Government will also open 100 new schools across the state over the next eight years.
Our school building boom has already helped create more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians 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 and Nationals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again.”
“No matter where you live in Victoria, every student deserves to have a great school and a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do.”
Quotes attributable to the Labor Candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton
“We are already upgrading Benalla P-12 College, but we know there’s more to do. That’s why we will make sure local kids have the first-rate classrooms they need.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“As a former student, I know first-hand what a great local school this is – it deserves facilities that match. Only Labor can be trusted to deliver the upgrades this school community needs.”
“This follows the major investment in the new senior school building, the new metals and tech building, refurbishment of the Avon Street Campus and the $200,000 all-inclusive playground to be built at the Faithfull Street Campus.”