$12.4 million commitment to upgrade Macedon schools

Students and families in Macedon will benefit from a $12.4 million investment in local school infrastructure under a re-elected Coalition Government, Minister for Education Martin Dixon announced today.

Mr Dixon made the election commitment today during a visit to Daylesford Secondary College, Woodend Primary School and Gisborne Primary School with the Member for Northern Victoria Amanda Millar and Liberal candidate for Macedon Donna Petrovich.

“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students and I’m delighted to announce that if the Coalition Government is returned, we will invest $10 million in Daylesford Secondary College to significantly upgrade the school,” Mr Dixon said.

“Daylesford Secondary was shamefully neglected for a decade under the former Labor government, and this important investment will fully fund Stage 2 of the school’s master plan, including landscaping for outdoor areas.

“In addition, we will deliver $1.2 million for Woodend Primary School to build a hall and administration facilities, and $1.26 million to upgrade the oval and outdoor facilities at Gisborne Primary School.”

Ms Millar 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 Daylesford Secondary College,” Ms Millar said.

Ms Petrovich said students in Macedon were already benefiting from the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure.

“The Napthine Government has already delivered $3.5 million for Gisborne Secondary College, $5.3 million to upgrade Kyneton Secondary College, and $3.5 million to support Kyneton Primary School’s relocation plans, which will be a priority under a re-elected Napthine Government,” Ms Petrovich said.

“If the Napthine Government is re-elected in November, I look forward to working as local member with the school community to continue our positive investment in education in Macedon.”

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.