Media Release

02 November 2018

Smith: Liberal Nationals to fund $2 million for vital upgrades at Auburn High School

Friday 2 November 2018

Liberal Nationals to fund $2 million for vital upgrades at Auburn High School

The Liberal Nationals are committed to investing in education facilities in our suburbs to ease the local population squeeze.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will fund a $2 million upgrade to the main building at Auburn High School.

Built in 1974, the main building at Auburn High is in vital need of maintenance and upgrades. The school has been seeking funding to fix a number of issues that are affecting student learning.

Labor has been in government in Victoria for 15 of the last 19 years, and has failed to provide for the school’s needs.

These desperately needed upgrades will fix major structural issues including the leaking roof which causes major disruptions in the classroom.

Daniel Andrews has lost control of population growth and it’s putting enormous strain on our local schools.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and back Auburn High School, so that local children will get the very best education.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“Out of control population growth caused by the Andrews Labor Government’s lack of planning is placing enormous pressure on our schools.

Daniel Andrews’ treatment of Auburn High shows his ‘education state’ slogan isn’t worth the number plates it’s printed on.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth by investing in our local schools.”

Comments attributable to Member for Hawthorn, John Pesutto:

“Auburn High School has been neglected by the Andrews Labor Government causing major disruptions and the closing of classrooms.

For too long, students at Auburn High have had to learn in damaged and substandard classrooms. It is time schools in my electorate were properly funded.

I am standing up for the teachers and students in Hawthorn. The choice at the next election is clear: be ignored by Daniel Andrews and Labor or an elected Liberal Nationals

Government who will properly fund schools in the area.”