Only Labor will upgrade Yarra Junction Primary School

Victorian Labor will construct new classrooms and an art room at Yarra Junction Primary School, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, announced today.

Mr Merlino joined Labor Candidate for Eildon, Sally Brennan, to deliver the news to parents and teachers.

Labor’s $2 million commitment will construct new classrooms and an art room at the school.

Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino: “Only Labor will upgrade Yarra Junction Primary, to give our kids the best start.”

“In 2010, the Napthine Government abandoned Labor’s plan to renovate, rebuild or
modernise every Victorian government school.”

 

Quotes attributable to Ms Brennan: “Yarra Junction Primary is a great school that’s under a lot of pressure and Labor’s plan will help it do so much more.”

“Under the Liberals, our schools are falling apart and our kids are falling behind.”

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.
  • The foundations of the existing portable classrooms are sinking, and the old art room has been condemned and the old playground removed.
  • The Napthine Government has supplied a replacement portable classroom, but the school wants a more permanent solution.