Education Baimbridge College | August 13, 2018

Kealy – show your support for Baimbridge College

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is urging people to show support for her call for the Andrews Labor Government to immediately provide the funding necessary to redevelop Hamilton’s Baimbridge College.

Ms Kealy has launched a petition demanding the Minister for Education James Merlino provides the desperately needed funds to redevelop the College.

Baimbridge missed out on funding in the 2017-18 State budget and the 2018-19 State budget, despite being one of 35 schools to share in $12 million for planning in 2016-17.

The Liberal Nationals made a 2014 pre-election commitment to fund the project that Labor has failed to match, despite numerous representations from Ms Kealy.

Ms Kealy has visited the school on a number of occasions and seen firsthand the desperate need for repairs to school buildings which cannot be used because of their unsafe condition.

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.

“Baimbridge College have great plans for their school but have been left high and dry because James Merlino has been too distracted trying to defend Labor’s red shirts rorting when instead he should be focusing on important projects like the desperately needed Baimbridge College redevelopment,” Ms Kealy said.

“This petition will send 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,” she said.

To add your voice and support the petition, visit Petition forms are also available at a number of Hamilton businesses or by calling Emma Kealy’s electorate office on 5571 9800.

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