Education | July 20, 2016

Kealy calls for more education funding

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has congratulated Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School for their successful efforts to secure $1.32 million funding by the Victorian Government.

The Holy Trinity Lutheran School will use the $1.32 million for improvements to their art facilities, classrooms and seminar spaces.

“All young people deserve quality learning environments, whether they live in the city or the country or whether they attend government or non-government schools. It is important all our students and teachers are supported with first-class facilities,” Ms Kealy said.

“While this is welcome news for Holy Trinity Lutheran School, it is very disappointing that Labor continues to turn a blind eye to the urgent need for significant infrastructure funding for public schools in our local area. 

"I have actively lobbied for funding desperately needed for Hamilton’s Baimbridge College, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, Horsham College, Horsham Primary School Rasmussen Campus and the Warracknabeal Education Precinct. 

“The National-Liberal Coalition made pre-election commitments to local public schools totalling $11.2 million and it is disappointing that Labor has not matched these commitments.

“The only major infrastructure funding allocated to the 42 public schools across the Lowan electorate is at Warracknabeal. The Andrews Labor Government has critically underfunded the community’s clear plan for a new education precinct and the Warracknabeal Secondary College simply cannot relocate with this limited funding.

“If the Labor Government is serious about building Victoria as the Education State then they must provide vital infrastructure funding to support our local schools in country Victoria” she said.

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