Minister for Education Martin Dixon and the Liberal candidate for Monbulk Mark Verschuur met students and teachers at Monbulk Primary School today, and announced a $100,000 funding commitment to upgrade the school, under a re-elected Coalition Government.
“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students and I’m delighted to announce a $100,000 upgrade of Monbulk Primary School if the Victorian Coalition Government is re-elected,” Mr Dixon said.
“According to the school’s needs, this $100,000 investment will be used to construct a cover for the school’s library walkway.”
Mr Dixon said the government has a strong record of delivering high quality educational infrastructure and programs.
“The Napthine Government is proud to be delivering 24 new schools and upgrades to hundreds of schools similar to Monbulk Primary School,” Mr Dixon said.
Mr Verschuur said students in the area were already benefitting from the Coalition Government’s infrastructure investment.
“Since 2011, $849,000 has been invested in Boronia Heights Primary School, and $15 million to significantly upgrade Boronia K-12,” Mr Verschuur said.
“A re-elected Napthine Government will continue to invest in local educational infrastructure, and I am pleased to be able to support Monbulk students with this brand new infrastructure.
Mr Dixon said that while Labor had neglected Victorian schools, the Napthine Government has increased maintenance funding by 40 per cent to address the former government’s shameful underinvestment.
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.