Victorian Labor will rebuild Amsleigh Park Primary School, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced today.
Mr Andrews joined Labor Member for Oakleigh, Ann Barker, Labor Candidate for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos, and Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, to deliver the news to parents and teachers.
Labor’s $5.7 million commitment will go towards modernising teaching and learning spaces, including construction of new junior school learning spaces to replace old LTC (light timber construction) buildings.
Quotes attributable to Mr Andrews:
“Only Labor will upgrade Amsleigh Park Primary School so our kids get the best start.”
“This major new investment will give students state of the art learning facilities so that the school can continue to provide a first rate education.
Quotes attributable to Ann Barker, Labor Member for Oakleigh
“The current Liberal Government has done nothing to improve our local schools.”
“Amsleigh Park Primary School is a fantastic school but urgently needs to be rebuilt and modernised. Labor’s plan will make this happen.”
Quotes attributable to Steve Dimopoulos, Labor Candidate for Oakleigh
“Amsleigh Park Primary staff and the school community works very hard to provide quality educational opportunities for the growing number of students who attend this great school.
“They deserve the further opportunities that will come from Labor’s commitment to rebuild and modernise the school facilities.”
• The Napthine Government abandoned Labor’s plan to renovate, rebuild or modernise every Victorian government school.
• The Napthine Government has only spent a state-wide average of $278 million a year on capital works compared to an average spend of $467 million by Labor in its last term in office.
• Amsleigh Park Primary has been waiting four years for this much needed commitment.