Keysborough students will get the world-class school facilities they deserve, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with the job of building brand new schools for our rapidly growing suburbs and school communities.

The Labor Government today announced the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $353.2 million to build and plan for 28 new schools in Victoria’s fastest growing areas, including one for Keysborough.

The Budget includes $18.9 million to build Keysborough South Primary School to keep up with demand.

The new school will open in 2020, and will mean families across Keysborough can have peace of mind that they will be able to access a great local school, close to home.

This boost for our growing suburbs will upgrade classrooms and school facilities across Victoria, helping teachers and giving more students the individual attention they need to get the 21st century education they deserve.

The Labor Government is building the Education State to give every Victorian student a great education, and every community a great local school.

In contrast, in 2016 not one new school opened because the Liberals failed to plan for our growing state, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget. We won’t let that happen again.

Over the last three years, our investments total more than $2.8 billion, funding 1,200 school projects and upgrades, and building 70 new schools, as well as creating more than 5,000 jobs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

“Our growing community in Keysborough South needs this new primary school and I’m proud to be delivering it for local families.”

“I’ve listened closely to what local parents have told me and this new primary school will help give local kids the classrooms and facilities they deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Building Keysborough South Primary School will ensure we keep pace with the community’s increasing population and give families certainty and peace of mind.”

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