Western Metropolitan Region Schools Funding

Schools Funding – Kaushaliya Vaghela MP

SEEKING ACTION FROM THE EDUCATION MINISTERLast week my adjournment matter was directed to the Minister for Education, the Honourable James Merlino MP.The Andrews Labor Government has made a lot of investment in funding works for schools. The funding will help schools carry out works such as painting, resurfacing floors, replacing windows, fixing roofs, as well as resurfacing outdoors paths and stairs. Schools in my area of Western Metropolitan Region have also received funding. The action I seek from Minister Merlino is to visit the Dohertys Creek P‐9 College in my area of Western Metropolitan Region, to find out how the works are progressing and how the school children in my area of Western Metropolitan will benefit from these works. Once the response is received from the Minister it will be available on my website – http://www.kaushaliyavaghela.com.au/western-metropolitan-region-school-funding-adjournment/#KaushaliyaMP

Posted by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Monday, 8 June 2020

My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Education and Minister for the Coordination of Education and Training: COVID-19, the Honourable James Merlino, MP. The Andrews Labor government has made a lot of investment in funding works for schools. The funding will help schools carry out works such as painting, resurfacing floors, replacing windows and fixing roofs as well as resurfacing outdoor paths and stairs.

Schools in my area of Western Metropolitan Region have also received funding. Avondale Primary School will receive at least $9.02 million to deliver an upgrade. Dohertys Creek P–9 College, stage 2, will receive funding of $11.23 million to deliver the essential construction of specialist learning spaces to accommodate students in years 7–9. Footscray North Primary School will receive $16.13 million to deliver an upgrade and modernisation of the school, including adding new facilities for an additional 200 enrolments. To Gladstone Park Primary School the Victorian government is providing $2.27 million for an upgrade. Grasslands Primary School will receive a share of funding for new schools construction to deliver a new school opening in 2022 for 525 students. Saltwater P–9 College, stage 2, will receive funding of $13.06 million to deliver the essential construction of specialist learning spaces to accommodate students in years 7–9. Strathmore North Primary School will receive at least $6.62 million to deliver an upgrade and modernisation of the school, including adding new facilities for an additional 100 enrolments. To Williamstown High School the Victorian government is providing $1.23 million to upgrade their year 12 study centre and complete the school’s theatre complex. These works will ensure every child can access a great local school where they can pursue their best.

The action I seek from the minister is to visit Dohertys Creek P–9 College in my area of Western Metropolitan Region with my lower house colleague the member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly, MP, to find out how the works are progressing and how the students in my area of Western Metropolitan Region will benefit from these works.