Monday, November 19 2018

Bairnsdale families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver an upgrade to Bairnsdale Secondary College.

Labor will invest $1.4 million for the school to undertake a masterplan towards a major redevelopment of the school and urgent early works.

Every child should have a great local school and the chance to succeed in life, and only a re-elected Labor Government will deliver that for kids in Bairnsdale.

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 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 brand new classrooms and modern learning environments.

It has also helped create more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians right around our state.

Building on this work, a re-elected Labor Government will also open 100 new schools across the state over the next eight years.

Only Labor 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 record is clear. They 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 and a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do.”

Quote attributable to the Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We are absolutely determined to fund immediate works and plan for future upgrades at Bairnsdale Secondary College, so that students, staff and teachers have facilities that better reflect their commitment and work. This initial funding will provide for urgent works and also enable us to properly plan the upgrades that are needed for the school now and into the future.” 

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Gippsland East Mark Reeves

“This investment goes to show only Labor can be trusted to deliver the facilities that local students need to grow and learn.”