October 14, 2014



Victorian Labor will upgrade Bacchus Marsh College so local students get a better start.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, James Merlino, joined Member for Melton, Don Nardella, and Member for Ballarat East, Geoff Howard, to deliver the good news to
students, parents and teachers.

Labor’s initial $5 million commitment in our first budget will deliver the school’s Year
9 Centre. In Government, Labor would work with the school community to complete
this vital project.

Labor will also ensure that local companies have priority to work on the project.


Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino

“Kids can’t get a first-rate education in a second-rate classroom.”

“Denis Napthine abandoned our schools and only Labor will fix them.”

Quotes attributable to Mr Nardella

“Bacchus Marsh College is a proud local school that’s under a lot of pressure. Labor’s plans will help it do so much more.”

“Labor’s plan is great for local families and great for local jobs.”

Quotes attributable to Mr Howard

“Labor’s commitment will go towards giving local students the world class facilities they deserve.”

Key Facts

  • Under the Liberals, funding for new school buildings has fallen by almost half, from an average of $467 million a year in Labor’s last term, to $278 million over this term.