Media Release

29 May 2018

Guy: Liberals commit to keep former Kyneton PS

Sunday 6 May 2018

Liberals commit to keep former Kyneton PS

The Liberal Nationals have today announced that if they win the forthcoming State Election on 24 November, no part of the historic bluestone former Kyneton Primary School site will be sold off.

The Kyneton Town Square Reference Group’s 2,300 signature petition from concerned members in the community will be personally tabled in the State Parliament’s Legislative Assembly by Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy.

In accepting this petition, we pledge to the community our commitment that this significant place will remain in public hands into the future under a Liberal Nationals Government.

The dedicated members of the Kyneton Town Square Reference Group have worked passionately over many months hosting forums to develop a vision for the future of their town, and collect the thousands of signatures whose voices we take forward to the Parliament.

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Macedon, Amanda Millar:

“I have spoken with hundreds of locals on this issue who have condemned the Labor Government’s flawed consultation process and the resulting proposals for this significant site by failing to listen to this community.

“There is also mounting anger from both school parents and neighbouring residents about Labor’s mismanagement of the new Kyneton Primary School and claims the school is already at capacity – with portables on site and no parking in the vicinity.

“It’s clear that Labor Member for Macedon, Mary Anne-Thomas does not understand this community, its heritage, its current needs and its vision for a community led future.”