Education | May 20, 2019

Labor must finish Warracknabeal Education Precinct

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has spoken in Parliament, calling on the Andrews Labor Government to provide the funding required in this year’s state budget to complete the Warracknabeal Education Precinct.

“The Warracknabeal Education Precinct is an essential priority for this year’s state budget,” Ms Kealy said.

“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.

“Labor have 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 at last year’s state election and provide the funding for the Warracknabeal Education Precinct in this month’s budget.”

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.”

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