Media Release

12 October 2018

Smith: Liberal Nationals to upgrade Frankston High School

Friday 12 October 2018

Liberal Nationals to upgrade Frankston High School

The Liberal Nationals are committed to supporting great education facilities for all Victorian children.

A Liberal Nationals Government will provide $10 million towards Stage 1 and Stage 2 of upgrades at the school, including the extensive refurbishment of the existing administration building, general learning areas and technology areas.

Out of control population growth is putting enormous pressure on our schools.

Melbourne’s population is now 5 million people and growing at an average of around 2,700 a week, it’s going to get worse unless we start taking action now to decentralise our jobs and our population.

The population of the City of Frankston is now at 142,000 and growing by another 2,000 people every year. That’s 37 people every week being born or moving into Frankston.

Frankston High School is a great local success story where school leaders, the community and parents have all worked together to create a fantastic culture.

Only a Liberal Nationals Government will give the students and teachers at Frankston High School the facilities they deserve.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“Frankston High School is an outstanding local secondary school. A facilities upgrade will support teachers in delivering world-class education, knowing they have the necessary resources to help their students continue to excel.

The Liberal Nationals are committed to providing first-rate facilities at Frankston High School and giving local students every chance they need to pursue a quality education.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Frankston, Michael Lamb:

“Parents in the Frankston community are keen to see their children have the best education possible and they should be able to send their children to a quality school in their local area.

The Andrews Labor Government has ignored schools in Frankston for four long years. This funding commitment means that students will now be able to enjoy the facilities they deserve.”