DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR NEW GISBORNE

New Gisborne families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to New Gisborne Primary School.

Premier Daniel Andrews visited the school with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today to announce Labor will invest $3.1 million to transform the school’s tired old classrooms into modern learning environments, build new music rooms and upgrade the oval and outdoor learning areas.

New Gisborne Primary School’s old art room burnt down in 2011, devastating students, their families and school staff.

It was never replaced by the former Liberal Government, which slashed $1 billion out of our education system and left schools to crumble and decay across the state.

This isn’t right and it isn’t fair. That’s why the Andrews Labor Government built a bigger and better new art room for kids at New Gisborne Primary School, with an extra area for outdoor art classes.

Construction of the new art room finished last year but there’s more to do and only Labor will deliver the state of the art facilities students and staff at New Gisborne Primary School need to achieve their best.

The Labor Government also today announced an $83,000 grant to install Solar PV panels at the school, allowing New Gisborne Primary School to reap the benefits of renewable energy.

The Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to build 70 new schools and upgrade 1,300 schools across the state since coming to office in 2014.

That means thousands of Victorian kids now go to school every day and learn in new classrooms with better technology and facilities, like new gyms and science labs. It’s also helped create 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians right around our state.

A re-elected Labor Government will keep delivering for Victorians with more new schools and upgrades to existing schools across the state.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Kids at New Gisborne Primary School were devastated when their art room burnt down. It should have been replaced but instead the Liberals ignored and neglected this great school community.”

“We’ve already built a great new art room for kids at New Gisborne Primary School but there’s more to do and only Labor will deliver the modern facilities the students and their teachers deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“As the local member, I promised a new art room for New Gisborne Primary School and Labor has delivered it but there’s more to do.”

“Mums and dads in New Gisborne deserve to know their kids are getting the very best start in life and only Labor will make sure they are.”