Education | May 28, 2019

Labor betrays Warracknabeal

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is outraged that Labor has yet again failed to provide capital funding to complete the Warracknabeal Education Precinct project.

 “I made it very clear to the city centric Labor Government that the Warracknabeal Education Precinct was to be an essential priority for this year’s State Budget,” Ms Kealy said.

“But Labor are refusing to complete this vital and half built project.

“It is outrageous that the newest science lab in a public school in western Victoria has been sitting idle for six months with no students able to use it.

“This lab should be being used to educate our next generation of agronomists, grain research scientists and nurses.

“It is beyond disappointing that Labor have yet again let down the Warracknabeal community by abandoning the project after building just half the secondary college and a third of the special development school.

“Labor must deliver what local people voted for and provide funding to complete the Warracknabeal Education Precinct.”

Ms Kealy has repeatedly called for the Andrews Labor Government to complete the project.

This includes moving a notice of motion during the first day of the 59th Parliament condemning Labor for their failure to complete the project and repeat letters to the Minister for Education and the Premier, the latest demanding the required funding be allocated in the 2019/20 State Budget.

“The Warracknabeal school community deserve so much better than Labor’s neglect and the current mess of half built schools.

"We must be able to give our local children access to the very best educational services and opportunities and I will not stop holding the Andrews Labor Government to account until the funding is provided to complete the Warracknabeal Education Precinct.”

“Today’s appalling State Budget from Daniel Andrews confirms that the Premier has no plan and no money for Regional Victoria.”

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