MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education)
I am pleased to update the house on some fantastic support the Andrews Labor government is giving to Mortlake P–12 College that will set their students and community up for recovery after the COVID pandemic has passed.
For the first time this year the school is offering a VCAL program, and I’m so excited that they have been awarded a Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grant. The grant will fund a food van project to renovate a caravan as a food van that students can take to community events.
I congratulate the Mortlake College staff for this creative project that will engage students and enable them to transition to the workforce with great work-related skills. I’m sure the students will learn a lot from taking the project through from start to finish, and future students will also use the van to serve the community at local events.
I also update the house on progress on the Mortlake College upgrade. We’re investing $1.176 million to deliver a new building with classrooms, accessible toilet and links to other parts of the school. Ausco was recently appointed as the architect.
The Mortlake College upgrade is a great example of the practical local projects that the Andrews government is funding .We are making sure that after the COVID-19 shutdown, not only will there be jobs for people to build projects like this upgrade, but future generations will reap the reward of fantastic infrastructure like the new classrooms, upgraded roads and improved community assets that we are building to get Victoria working.