Media Release

09 November 2018

Smith: Liberal Nationals to upgrade Galilee Primary School, South Melbourne

Friday 9 November 2018

Liberal Nationals to upgrade Galilee Primary School, South Melbourne 

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide $5 million to upgrade and refurbish all general learning areas and construct a multi-purpose hall at Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School in South Melbourne.

This announcement follows the Liberal Nationals commitment of $400 million for capital upgrades for non-government schools.

The Liberal Nationals support a strong public and private education system because we believe in giving parents choice and children the best opportunities.

A critically important part of that choice is for parents to have the option of low-fee, independent and Catholic schools.

With the current population squeeze limiting parental choices it’s never been more important to support all three sectors of our school system.

Our announcement of $5 million for Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School is a vital investment in this growing area of Melbourne.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“We want to work with non-government schools to give all Victorian families choice in education.

I am delighted to be able to announce this $5 million investment in Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School as part of our $400 million commitment to non-government schools.

Only the Liberal Nationals will give the students and teachers at Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School the modern facilities they deserve.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Albert Park, Andrew Bond:

“Galilee has had huge pressure from rising enrolments and has asked for help to upgrade its facilities – and we’ve listened.

Galilee is a wonderful school, and the building work that we will fund is about helping its students do their best.”