Portland students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Victorian Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today visited Portland Bay School to open the brand new $7 million school. Portland Bay School was relocated from the corner of the Bundarra Primary School site to its current site to ensure it had permanent facilities that are commensurate with 21st century learning.
The project is part of more than $3.8 billion invested in school infrastructure by the Government so far to ensure we can continue to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.
This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
The Liberals slashed $1 billion out of our education system, leaving schools to crumble and decay across the state.
Only Labor can be trusted to deliver for our schools.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“This is an exciting day for Portland Bay School. The school community worked tirelessly for a very long time to see the school relocated and upgraded – this amazing facility just proves with persistence and a great community you can seriously achieve some phenomenal things.”
“I share the passion and excitement of everyone who has helped to turn Portland Bay School’s vision into a reality, as well as that of local families who will benefit from these great new school facilities.”
“Across Victoria, we are building and upgrading schools so our students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”