Students in Portland will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State.
The Member for Western Victoria Region Gayle Tierney MP today visited Portland and announced $10 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards schools in Portland, to upgrade ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces they need to learn.
The funding includes:
- $7 million for Portland Bay School to relocate adjacent to Portland Primary School, as part of Labor’s $68.5 million special needs capital package;
- $1 million for Portland Primary School to upgrade and modernise its facilities
- $2 million for Portland Secondary College to build modern learning spaces.
It’s the latest step in making Victoria the Education State, where every student gets the chance to fulfil their potential and can access a school with great facilities.
Building, fixing, upgrading, and modernising Victoria’s schools gives our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best.
Throughout the state, hundreds of new school infrastructure projects are underway, just like the ones about to start in Portland.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Region Gayle Tierney
“I know these Portland schools are doing great work – and this funding will help them become even better.”
“Students deserve more than the ageing and outdated facilities we have now. This funding will ensure they have the fantastic learning spaces they deserve.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Better facilities will mean better outcomes for students in Portland.”
“We’re making Victoria the Education State, where every child has access to a great education and can achieve their potential.”