Education | August 28, 2018

Kealy rounds up petition for Warracknabeal Education Precinct

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is urging people to return signed petitions showing support for her call on the Andrews Labor Government to commit funds needed to finish the Warracknabeal Education Precinct.

Ms Kealy launched a petition earlier this month demanding the Minister for Education, James Merlino provide the desperately needed funds to finish the half-completed project.

The Andrews Labor Government has provided only a fraction of the funding required to complete the project, leaving the plan to consolidate the Warracknabeal Special Development School, Secondary College and Primary School in limbo.

The schools now face the impossible decision of continuing to work over split campuses or just staying put and leaving brand new school buildings empty until the funding required to complete the project is received.

“I urge local people to get behind this vital project to deliver a brighter future for local students, to sign the petition and return completed forms to my electorate office as soon as possible,” Ms Kealy said.

Ms Kealy said she intends to table the petition in Parliament during September, sending a clear message to Daniel Andrews and James Merlino that all young people are entitled to a quality education, whether they live in the city or the country, and the residents of Lowan will accept nothing less.

“We must be able to give our local children access to the very best educational services and opportunities and I will continue to fight for a better deal for quality education in our region,” Ms Kealy said.

Petition forms are available at a number of Warracknabeal businesses, Emma Kealy’s electoral office at 114 Firebrace Street, Horsham or by calling Ms Kealy’s office on 5382 0097.

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