Media Release

30 October 2018

Smith: Liberal Nationals to invest in Ashwood School

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Liberal Nationals to invest in Ashwood School

The Liberal Nationals are committed to ensuring our schools receive the very best facilities.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $80,000 towards a new school fence and new shelter for vans and buses at Ashwood School.

Daniel Andrews has lost control of school infrastructure at Ashwood School, refusing to address the problems of deteriorating facilities.

This announcement will benefit over 100 currently enrolled students with disabilities and special needs, their families, and the teachers who have been working in deteriorating conditions while trying to improve the learning outcomes of the children.

Labor has been in government in Victoria for 15 of the last 19 years, and its long-term neglect has meant this school has not kept up with local population growth.

Only the Liberals Nationals will get back in control of education and support Ashwood School, so that children will be able to get the education they deserve surrounded by quality facilities, as well as developing their skills and talents for the future.

By investing in high quality facilities, schools like Ashwood School can start to get some relief from the population squeeze.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

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

Daniel Andrews has lost control of school infrastructure at Ashwood School, refusing to address the problems of overcrowding.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get back in control of education and provide this basic infrastructure to Ashwood School.”

Comments attributable to Member for Burwood, Graham Watt:

“Ashwood School is a terrific and much loved local school. It deserves more attention than it has received from the Andrews Labor Government.

This funding will make a big difference to the students, teachers and families in Ashwood.”