Minister for Education Martin Dixon and Liberal candidate for Narre Warren North Amanda Stapledon today announced $500,000 for the construction of a new sports pavilion at Gleneagles Secondary College in Endeavour Hills.
“The Napthine Government is committed to delivering better facilities for all Victorian students and I’m delighted to be here today to announce the construction of this sports pavilion at Gleneagles Secondary College,” Mr Dixon said.
This investment will complement a new synthetic soccer pitch which is being funded by the City of Casey.
“The Napthine Government is delivering a $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure, including 24 new schools across the State, and upgrades to hundreds of existing schools,” Mr Dixon said.
Ms Stapledon said that the project was a great example of how schools, local councils and the wider community could work together for the benefit of all.
“The soccer pitch and sport pavilion is an excellent example of state and local government working with a local school, to deliver a great community resource for local students,” Ms Stapledon said.
Ms Stapledon said that the new sports pavilion would allow students to engage in sports and support healthy lifestyles, which can lead to enhanced academic achievement.
“The pavilion will be a boost for the local football fans, and capitalise on the increasing popularity of the world game in Victoria,” Ms Stapledon said.
“The recent large crowds at A-League soccer matches show that soccer is riding a new wave of popularity in Australia, and I am pleased that our local community will be able to share in the benefits of sport, right here in Narre Warren North.”
Ms Stapledon said the Narre Warren North community would benefit from the Napthine Government’s strong record on delivering for education.
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.