$130,000 maintenance boost for Karoo Primary School

  •  Napthine Government announces $130,000 election commitment for Karoo Primary School
  • Funding to improve facilities for Karoo Primary School students and staff
  • Napthine Government building a better education system for all Victorian students

 State Member for Scoresby, Kim Wells MP, met with students and teachers at Karoo Primary School today, and announced a $130,000 funding commitment to upgrade the school under a re-elected Napthine Government.

“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students and I’m delighted to announce a $130,000 upgrade of Karoo Primary School if the Victorian Coalition Government is re-elected,” Mr Wells said.

“The money will go towards upgrading school buildings which have been identified as requiring general maintenance works to support learning and teaching for the more than 560 students at Karoo Primary.

Mr Wells said the Napthine Government has a strong commitment to investing in schools in Rowville and giving local students the facilities they deserve.

“Recently I announced a re-elected Victorian Coalition Government will commit $5 million to upgrade Scoresby Secondary College and $8 million to upgrade Rowville Secondary College,” Mr Wells said.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is delivering a $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure, including 24 new schools across the State, and upgrades to hundreds of existing schools, such as Karoo Primary School,” Mr Wells said.

“The Napthine Government has already delivered $46,065 for maintenance of portables at Rowville Secondary College, $100,000 for programs at the Rowville Secondary Sports Academy, $392,000 in maintenance funding for Scoresby Primary School, $75,000 for an early learning centre at Scoresby Primary School, and funding for Knox Gardens and Wantirna South Primary Schools.”

“The Victorian Coalition Government have stepped in after 11 years of Labor neglect, and taken action to fix Labor’s $420 million school maintenance backlog.

“While Labor cut maintenance funding by 20 per cent, we have increased maintenance funding by 40 per cent, to tackle Labor’s underinvestment in school facilities.

Kim Wells said the Rowville community would benefit from the Napthine Government’s strong record on delivering for Victorian education.

“Karoo Primary is an outstanding local school. Students and staff at Karoo Primary will benefit enormously from enhanced educational facilities” Mr Wells said.

The Napthine Government is building a better education system, with a record $9.2 billion for school education in 2014-15, $1 billion more than Labor’s last budget in 2010.Karoo Primary Upgrade Announced