THE State Government has committed to spend $8.4 million upgrading Hamilton’s Baimbridge College if re-elected.
State Minister for Development Jaala Pulford said Hamilton families would get the world-class school they deserve if the Andrews Government was re-elected.
Under the pledge the school will receive $8.4 million to deliver the first stage of the school redevelopment which includes the construction of the new administration, resource and food technology building.
Ms Pulford said the government had already funded the Baimbridge College master plan but there was more work to do and only Labor would deliver the upgrades students and staff at Baimbridge College needed.
She said every child should have a good school and the chance to succeed in life, and only Labor would deliver that for kids in Hamilton.
The minister said the former Liberal/National Government slashed $1 billion from the education system, leaving schools to crumble and decay across the state.
Ms Pulford said the Labor Government had invested more than $3.8 billion to build 70 new schools and upgrade 1300 schools across the state since coming to office in 2014.
She said the works meant local students go to school every day and learn in new classrooms with better technology and facilities.
The minister said that work had helped create 5000 construction jobs for Victorians right around the state and a re-elected Labor Government would keep delivering for Victorians with more new schools and upgrades to existing schools across the state.
Ms Pulford said Baimbridge College was a great local school .
"Only Labor will make sure our kids and their teachers have the state of the art classrooms and facilities they need to achieve their best," she said.
“We’ve funded planning and design work, and heard from locals about how important this major upgrade is – only Labor will deliver it, with $8.4 million for the first stage of works,” she said.
Minister for Education James Merlino chipped the previous government.
“The Liberals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again," he said.
“No matter where you live, every student deserves to have a great school – a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do," he said.