Media Release

10 October 2018

Smith: Major upgrades for Montmorency South Primary School

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Major upgrades for Montmorency South Primary School

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $1 million towards upgrades at Montmorency South Primary School.

The safety of students at school is paramount, which is why the Liberal Nationals will commit $750,000 towards constructing a ‘kiss-n-drop’ zone as well as additional car parking places.

Out of control population growth in our suburbs is placing enormous pressure on our local schools, roads and transport.

These much needed upgrades will directly benefit school staff, parents, and teachers, but also local Montmorency residents who currently have to put up with extra traffic and parking problems in nearby roads and carparks.

The location of the drop off zone and carpark will be determined in consultation with the school, local community and council.

The commitment is contingent upon ensuring there will be zero tree loss, reflecting the local communities’ desire to protect and preserve the local environment.

The Liberal Nationals will also provide $250,000 to resurface the oval, and create a new play area.

The Liberal Nationals are committed to improving the quality of our schools and ensuring every student has a safe place to play and be active.

This investment in Montmorency South Primary School will ease the local population squeeze and help give our children the best opportunities.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“The Andrews Labor Government removed the Montmorency South Primary oval, and has failed to provide funding to replace the oval and play equipment for the school’s hundreds of children.

The Liberal Nationals are committed to giving local students every chance they need to pursue a quality education, and get to school safety.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Eltham, Nick McGowan:

“As a parent, I know how important a safe ‘drop-off zone’ is.

As a past student I have a fond memories of playing on that oval and it is sad to see it left in disrepair.

Labor has once again done half a job and expected the school community to fundraise for a new oval, despite the rising cost of living pressures.”