Upgrades to Brauer and Warrnambool Secondary Colleges are a step closer with architect firm, Bradbury Dicker Group appointed to design the $8.6 million school upgrade.
This follows an announcement in April from the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP that $4 million for Brauer College and $4.6 million for Warrnambool College from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget would go towards an upgrade to the schools’ ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces they need to learn.
The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.
This means delivering the money needed for new buildings, new upgrades and entirely new schools for our kids – because you can’t get a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.
The Victorian Budget 2016/17 invests over $924 million in building new schools and upgrading classrooms, while a $200 million funding boost will help us better maintain existing school facilities.
This includes $375 million to plan, upgrade and rebuild at least 147 schools – 87 of them in Melbourne’s suburbs and 60 in regional Victoria.
The Budget also provides the investment needed to plan, acquire land for and build a total of 23 new schools.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We are delivering better school facilities in Warrnambool because we know that quality infrastructure gives our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best.”
“Both schools are a credit to their community and it is clear that the staff are doing an amazing job. This upgrade will help them become even better”
“The Victorian Government is building the Education State, and this means investing in upgrading schools like Brauer and Warrnambool Secondary Colleges so our kids have the facilities they need to thrive.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every community has access to great schools and every student has the chance to succeed, in learning and in life.
“This means delivering new and upgraded schools for our kids because you can’t get a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms, and good school design is at the heart of this.”