Skip navigation

Ellen questions the Government on its $10 million commitment to Carlton Primary School.

profile image
Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
19 June 2015

 Ms Sandell to ask the Minister for Education— what is the timeline for upgrades to Carlton Primary School and will that upgrade meet the Government's commitment of $10 million in this term of government.

 

ANSWER:

I am informed as follows:

The Andrews Government has a strong and ambitious agenda to grow educational opportunity for all Victorians. We understand that education is the window of opportunity for people as well as a key driver of economic success and prosperity for our state. Our immediate priority is to progress the election commitments in our portfolios-in particular our promise to provide $530 million to upgrade and build new schools, $50 million to build new and refurbish existing kindergartens, and $320 million to support TAFEs. We also plan to establish 10 new Tech Schools across the state for students in Years 7 to 12.

The Victorian Government has committed $10 million to Carlton Primary School to deliver new classrooms and facilities and to make the school a demonstration centre of early and primary education.

The Department will work with the school to plan and deliver the project, ensuring the best outcome for the school and local community. In the meantime, the school is encouraged to maintain its facilities as usual, using funds allocated annually through the Student Resource Package.

profile image
Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
19 June 2015
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

NEWS

Local schools and other Melbourne Budget winners

I've just come out of the Victorian Budget lock-up and I wanted to let you know what today's budget means for our electorate of Melbourne.

NEWS

Standing up for our local schools

For the past three years, I've been working with a group of parents to get more State Government funding to fix Kensington Primary. We’ve made some serious headway and have secured funding for urgent works, like cleaning up mould and building wheelchair accessible ramps. But a lot more needs to...

NEWS

Campaigning to stop Labor’s bad tax on electric cars

A few weeks ago the Victorian Labor Government's new proposed tax on electric cars was dubbed by leading environmental organisations as the ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’ (and rightly so). The Greens will vote against the Victorian Labor Government’s electric vehicle tax in Parliament. Victoria is the only...

BLOG

Supporting our local COVID-19 recovery

Throughout the pandemic, the Greens MPs and I have always supported a health-led approach to the pandemic. All along, we supported the Premier’s and Chief Health Officer’s actions to keep Victorians safe. However, we also haven't shied away from advocating to improve decisions where there were mistakes or extra needs...