Media Release

09 October 2018

Smith: Liberals to invest in classrooms of the future

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Liberals to invest in classrooms of the future

The Liberal Nationals are committed to investing in STEAM education in Victoria.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals government will invest $5 million in a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) centre at Carrum Downs Secondary College.

Out of control population growth in Carrum is placing enormous pressure on our schools.

Labor has been in government in Victoria for 15 of the last 19 years, and long-term neglect has left the science labs tired and outdated.

By investing in more classrooms at Carrum Downs Secondary College, locals can start to get some relief from the population squeeze.

Carrum Downs Secondary College continues to provide a first class education for local students, but it needs new facilities so that it can continue to prepare students for the jobs of the future.

Only a Liberal Nationals Government will give the students and teachers at Carrum Downs what they need.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“Now more than ever, it is crucial that we are at the forefront of funding STEAM education.

These new classrooms will give local students a 21st century education in subjects such as science, maths and technology. These subjects are crucial for preparing students for Australia’s future knowledge based economy.

Only a Liberal Nationals Government will rebuild maths and science classrooms at Carrum Downs which have been ignored by Daniel Andrews and his so called ‘education state’.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Carrum, Donna Bauer:

The school is entering an exciting and bright new chapter and we will support the school by funding these projects.

The school has a strong focus on maths and science and will benefit from the new STEAM classrooms.”