Building the Education State in Cranbourne
Sudents in the electorate of Cranbourne are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget.
Cranbourne Secondary College will receive $1 million towards planning for the first stage of its redevelopment, with further funding provided in future budgets.
The Labor Government has used its first Education State Budget to inject a massive $730 million back into school infrastructure to build and upgrade schools across the state, ensuring students are educated in the school environments they deserve.
Under an extensive and re-vitalised school’s building program, scores of Victorian government schools will be renovated, refurbished and rebuilt, new schools will be constructed and brand-new relocatable classrooms will be delivered to meet demand at growing schools.
The Budget will fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools.
It also includes $120 million to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state, matching dollar-for-dollar the non-government sector’s contribution.
Other Budget commitments include:
- $35 million for more than 120 brand new relocatable classrooms to meet the demand of schools bursting at the seams;
- More than $25 million in extra funding for school maintenance;
- $10 million for an Inclusive Schools Package to provide additional infrastructure and equipment to support students with disabilities at schools across the state.
Quotes attributable to the Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera:
“We can measure the quality of our education system by the quality of our government schools – which is why I am delighted to see Cranbourne Secondary College receiving funding for vital improvements.
Labor delivered and invested over $8million for the completion of the Colleges Stage 1 and 2 modernisation works whilst in Government last, and now Labor is finishing the job with the final stage of modernising the college.
In contrast the previous Liberal Government did not invest a red cent in modernising this local college that is home to over 1300 students.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State so that all children have access to high-quality schools regardless of their background and where they live.”
Quote attributable to the Minister for Education, James Merlino
“This is the biggest education Budget ever, because Victorian students deserve nothing less.”