$8 Million To Upgrade Rowville Secondary College

• Napthine Government announces $8 million election commitment to Rowville Secondary College
• Funding will improve facilities for Rowville Secondary College students and staff
• Napthine Government building a better education system for all Victorian students

State Member for Scoresby, Kim Wells, met with students and teachers at Rowville Secondary College today, and announced a $8 million 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 an $8 million upgrade of Rowville Secondary College if the Victorian Coalition Government is re-elected,” Mr Wells said.

“The western campus of Rowville Secondary College will undertake a modernisation process of the entire campus designed to make the facility fit for 21st century learning. The design will reconfigure the existing floor plans, to create separate teaching spaces and updated classrooms for the different learning needs of junior and senior school students.

“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 Rowville Secondary College,” 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.”

If elected, the Napthine Government has committed to further investment in local educational facilities, with an additional $5 million commitment to substantially upgrade Scoresby Secondary College.

“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.

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

“Rowville Secondary is an outstanding school, offering specialised educational programs in Art and Sport. Students and Staff at Rowville Secondary 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.