Education State Takes Shape at Drouin Secondary College

Planning for Drouin Secondary College is on track with the appointment of Pro Ark Architects to design the $289,000 planned upgrade to existing facilities.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing has welcomed the announcement and the design, which will include upgrading Block B and the Manual Arts classroom.

The Andrews Government’s first Education State Budget is taking Victorian education from good to great by designing and building better infrastructure to support our kids and make our schools even better places to learn.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in our education and skills system and represents the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

The Budget provides $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

It also includes $180 million for programs to help families cover the extra costs of education – like camps, excursions and uniforms – so no child misses out.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing

“The Andrews Government is making Victoria the Education State and ensuring that West Gippsland’s students have access to the right facilities and infrastructure.”

“These building upgrades will give the students at Drouin Secondary College even better opportunities to reach their full potential.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has a great local school and every child gets the chance to succeed.”