October 28, 2014


VictorianLabor will upgrade Ballarat Secondary College so local students get the best start.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, James Merlino, joined Member for Ballarat East, Geoff
Howard, and Member for Ballarat West, Sharon Knight, to deliver the good news to students and teachers.

 Labor’s $6 million plan will allow students in Years 11 and 12 to study at the school’s
East and Wendouree campuses. Currently, senior students are taught separately, at the Barkly Campus, but the school needs to consolidate.

 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 Howard

“I’m proud of the kids at Ballarat Secondary and as a former teacher, I know how hard their teachers work.”

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

Quotes attributable to Ms Knight

“It’s a great local school that’s under a lot of pressure and our plans will help it do so much more.”

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

Key Facts


  • Ballarat Secondary College was formed in 1994 through the amalgamation of three schools.
  • The Liberals cut funding for new school buildings by almost half.