Only Labor will upgrade The Basin Primary School

Victorian Labor will upgrade the Basin Primary School, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, announced today.

Mr Merlino joined Labor Candidate for Bayswater, Tony Dib, to deliver the news to parents and teachers.

Labor’s $5.7 million upgrade to the Basin Primary School will include new classrooms, physical education and administration and new joint facilities with the Basin Community
House, providing an exciting joint partnership.

Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino: “Only Labor will upgrade The Basin 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 Mr Dib: “Under the Liberals, schools are falling apart and our kids are falling behind.”

“The Basin Primary School is a diverse and caring school but it’s under a lot of pressure,
and this great announcement will help it do so much more.”

Key Facts

  • 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.