Education | October 30, 2017

Kealy - funding for Baimbridge College urgently needed

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP visited Baimbridge College again last week and was disappointed to see the ongoing deterioration of a number of the schools building.

The College missed out on funding for capital works in the 2017-18 State budget, despite being one of 35 schools to share in $12 million for planning in 2016-17.

Ms Kealy has made numerous representations to the Hon James Merlino MP, Minister for Education urging him to allocate funding for the redevelopment of the college in the 2018-19 budget.

“Repairs are urgently needed to a number of school buildings which cannot be used because of their poor condition”, Ms Kealy said.

“Funding to allow consolidation of the school on one site, eliminating significant safety concerns due to the two campuses currently being separated by a major road, is also desperately needed.

“It is disappointing that the Andrews Labor Government appears to have no interest in the project and they fail to understand the importance of rural and regional Victorians having access to quality education.

“All young people deserve quality learning environments, whether they live in the city or the country,” she said.

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