Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $4 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to the Broadford Secondary College.

Ms Symes said the oldest facilities would go and be replaced ensuring students have the modern spaces they need to learn as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State.

“The $4 million in funding will go towards modernisation and upgrade works for school buildings,” Ms Symes said.

“Broadford students deserve more than the outdated facilities they have now, this funding is vital to ensure they have the fantastic learning spaces they deserve.

“I’ve visited Broadford Secondary College on a number of occasions and the Principal, teachers and staff are doing great work – this funding will help the school become even better.”

Ms Symes said it’s the latest step in the Labor Government’s plan in make making Victoria the Education State, where every student gets the chance to fulfil their potential and can access a school with great facilities.

Building, fixing, upgrading, and modernising Victoria’s schools, gives our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best.

“Throughout the state, hundreds of new school infrastructure projects are underway, just like the one about to start at Broadford Secondary College,” Ms Symes said.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Better facilities will mean better outcomes for students at Broadford Secondary College.”

“We’re making Victoria the Education State, where every child has access to a great education and can achieve their potential.”