Media Release

31 October 2018

Smith: Liberal Nationals to upgrade St Joseph’s School

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Liberal Nationals to upgrade St Joseph’s School

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

That is why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $1.27 million to upgrade St Joseph’s School, Chelsea and refurbish a multi-purpose building and other associated works.

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 parent’s 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 $1.27 million for St Joseph’s 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 $1.27 million investment in St Joseph’s School, Chelsea as part of our $400 million commitment to non-government schools.

Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to get back in control of the population squeeze and give parents choice and children the best opportunities in their education.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Mordialloc, Geoff Gledhill:

“In a growing area such as Chelsea students from St Joseph’s School will greatly benefit from modern and contemporary facilities such as this.

St Joseph’s is a wonderful local school and this upgrade will help them achieve even further.”