MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:48): I rise to update the house on the critical work of the Andrews Labor government in opening a brand-new state-of-the-art campus at TAFE Gippsland’s port of Sale site. I recently unveiled the new designs for the TAFE Gippsland port of Sale campus, and it truly looks fantastic. This is a $25 million project that will bring together most of TAFE Gippsland’s local facilities and services in Sale. The facilities will truly be world-class, and when completed students will be able to study courses such as early childhood education, engineering, automotive trade and carpentry right on the doorstep of Sale—courses aligned to the local needs of the local community. I strongly encourage members to view the new designs for TAFE Gippsland on the TAFE Gippsland YouTube page. I know that my colleagues in Eastern Victoria, Ms Garrett and Ms Shing, are incredibly proud of this project and what it means to Sale. When we came to office TAFE Gippsland was barely on life support. It is this government that has seen our TAFE system re-engage with local communities. Look at TAFE Gippsland now. It is delivering outstanding training in Gippsland, and people once again have pride in their local TAFE. I look forward to seeing this project progress, and a big thankyou to everyone who has helped to get this project to this point.
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