Building The Education State In Ballarat

Students in Ballarat are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in local schools.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today visited Mount Clear College in Ballarat to meet staff and students, and discuss plans to upgrade the school.

The Labor Government invested a record $1.1 billion to build new schools and upgrade classrooms across the state in the Victorian Budget 2016/17, including $200 million to better maintain existing school facilities.

Mount Clear received $2.1 million to modernise and upgrade its school building and classrooms.

An architect is expected to be appointed by the end of next month to complete the design work for the upgrades.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every local  student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

Building, fixing and upgrading Victorian school infrastructure gives our students and teachers the environment they need to achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

Mount Clear College is one of hundreds of schools across the state that will be upgraded thanks to our record investment in school infrastructure.”

“This investment will ensure the quality teaching at Mount Clear College will be matched by a high quality learning environment where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard

“As a former teacher, I know the importance of delivering facilities that will inspire students to achieve their best.”

“Mount Clear College has dedicated teachers that are doing great work and with this upgrade, students will get a first class education that will help them on their path to a great career.”


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