Education | October 16, 2018

The Nationals to support agricultural excellence at Longerenong College

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will cement the reputation of Longerenong College as a Centre of Excellence for agricultural research and training.

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy was at Longerenong College today to announce $525,000 towards refurbishment of the Longerenong College Agribusiness Centre.

Ms Kealy has repeatedly called on the Andrews Labor Government to fund redevelopment of the Agribusiness Centre, which the College has identified as a priority project.

“Longerenong College isn’t only training the next generation in farming and agribusiness in the Horsham community, its courses draw students from right across Australia and overseas, supporting our world-class food and fibre producers,” Ms Kealy said.

“I am proud to make this exiting announcement for Longerenong College and the broader agricultural community to give students and staff the educational facilities they expect and deserve.

“In 2014, the Liberal Nationals provided $2 million to refurbish 108 student rooms and six disabled access rooms and I am proud to be able to support the next stage of refurbishment at Longerenong College, if we are elected to Government in November.

“Daniel Andrews talks about the importance of agriculture, but has not provided $1 to assist Longerenong College in their tireless efforts to deliver quality agribusiness training in western Victoria.

“Victorians will have a clear choice in November – more of Daniel Andrews’ all talk and no action approach or a Liberal Nationals Government that will deliver a better deal for all Victorians, not just those living in metropolitan Melbourne.

“Only a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver a better deal and are committed to first-class educational facilities in country areas.”

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