December 2, 2015

BALLARAT SECONDARY COLLEGE UPGRADE BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

Planning for Ballarat Secondary College is on track with the appointment of Baade Harbour Australia to design the upgrade of its existing facilities. 

Labor MPs, Geoff Howard and Sharon Knight visited the school today to make the announcement and celebrate the bright future ahead for students and teachers.

The design will include the $6 million upgrade to offer Year 11 and Year 12 facilities on the Wendouree and East campuses.

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is taking our education system from good to great by designing and building the right infrastructure to support our kids to thrive – because good infrastructure makes for great places to learn.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

The Budget provided $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

It also includes $180 million for programs that will help families cover the extra costs of education, like camps, excursions and uniforms, so no child misses out.

Quotes attributable to Geoff Howard, Member for Buninyong

“I’m pleased to see Ballarat Secondary College taking this important step that will soon see first-class year 7-12 facilities offered across both campuses.”

“As a former teacher, I know the importance of providing purpose-built classrooms that will inspire students to achieve their best.”

Quotes attributable to Sharon Knight MP, Member for Wendouree

“I look forward to seeing the design of the new facilities, with today’s appointment of the architect getting this upgrade well underway.”                                                        

“The Andrews Labor Government has committed to making Victoria the Education State. Central to this is ensuring families have access to high-quality schools, such as Ballarat Secondary College.”