Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:45:31): My constituency question is directed to the Honourable James Merlino, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education. The Andrews Labor government has delivered a budget that keeps the promises we made to the Victorian people. The government is funding $671.1 million to deliver 100 new schools across the state over the next eight years. This includes the construction funding for the new Truganina South East Primary School in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region. This school will be an excellent addition to the rapidly growing population of Truganina. My question to the minister is: can the minister provide me with an update on the time line of the construction for the new Truganina South East Primary School?
Mr MERLINO (Minister for Education): The Andrews Labor Government is committed to growing educational opportunities for all Victorians. We have invested more than $5.6 billion over the past five State Budgets to build new schools and modernise existing educational facilities across Victoria. We will continue with this record funding and open 100 new schools over the next eight years (2019-26). I am pleased to confirm that Truganina South East Primary School is on track to open for the 2021 school year, as was publicly announced in November last year. I trust this information is of assistance