$1.2 million commitment to upgrade Carnegie Primary School

Students and families in Oakleigh will benefit from a $1.2 million investment in Carnegie Primary School under a re-elected Coalition Government, Minister for Education Martin Dixon announced today.

Mr Dixon made the election commitment during a visit to Carnegie Primary School with Liberal candidate for Oakleigh Theo Zographos.

“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students and I’m delighted to announce a $1.2 million upgrade of Carnegie Primary School if the Coalition Government is returned,” Mr Dixon said.

The funding will build on $70,000 in maintenance funding already received, and will give the school flexibility to use the funding to deliver facilities that best support student learning needs.

Mr Dixon said the Napthine Government has a clear record of delivering high quality educational infrastructure.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is proud to be delivering 24 new schools and upgrades to hundreds of schools, like Carnegie Primary School,” Mr Dixon said.

Mr Zographos said students in Oakleigh were already benefiting from the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure, including $544,987 dollars in capital and maintenance funding for Carnegie, Glen Huntly and Sussex Heights Primary schools.

“As a school community, Carnegie Primary School should be proud of the quality education it delivers to students. The Napthine Government is committed to supporting the school’s rapid growth by providing this new infrastructure,” Mr Zographos said.

“If the Napthine Government is re-elected in November, I will continue to work with the school community to continue our positive investment in education in Carnegie.”

The Napthine Government is building a better education system, with a record $9.2 billion for school education in 2014-15, $1 billion more than Labor’s last budget in 2010.