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$9 million for Korumburra Secondary College rebuild

  • Re-elected Coalition Government will invest $9 million to complete the redevelopment of Korumburra Secondary College
  • Follows $5 million provided in the State Budget earlier this year
  • Coalition Government building a better education system

 
Korumburra Secondary College will be completely rebuilt with $9 million from a re-elected Victorian Coalition Government.

Deputy Premier and The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan visited the school today to announce the funding commitment.

“Korumburra Secondary College desperately needs this funding to rebuild its ageing and deteriorating school buildings,” Mr Ryan said.

“This project has been a priority of mine for many years as the local Member of Parliament.

“In May this year I was proud to announce $5 million from the State Budget for planning and the first stage of works, and at that time I said we would provide the remaining funding in coming budgets.

“It is great to be back here today to deliver on that commitment and announce that a re-elected Coalition Government will provide the remaining $9 million needed complete the rebuild.

“It is vital that all students in Victoria – whether they live in the city or country – get a quality education and that our teachers are supported with first-class facilities to deliver the best outcomes for their students.

“By building better schools, like Korumburra Secondary College, we are investing in the future of our young people.”

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien said the Coalition Government was able to commit $9 million to support this project thanks to strong financial management over the past four years.

“Unfortunately the former Labor government failed to invest enough funding to rebuild the school despite years of requests from the local community,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The former Labor government left a $420 million school maintenance backlog when the Coalition came to government in 2010.

“This government has been able to turn that around and will invest a total of $1.2 billion in capital funding for new schools and school upgrades across Victoria if re-elected.”