Ripon MP Louise Staley has promised that a Liberal Government will build a new primary School in Miners Rest if elected in November.
Ms Staley along with Shadow Education Minister Tim Smith, today met with staff, students and families to announce the Liberals plan to completely build a new primary school at Miners Rest with funding to cover the cost of building a new school and the acquisition of land.
Miners Rest Primary School has experienced a large amount of growth in recent years with its ageing facilities and small space unable to keep up with this demand.
Member for Ripon Louise Staley said Miners Rest Primary School deserved an urgent upgrade.
“If Daniel Andrews and Labor won’t commit to a new school in Miners Rest in this year's State Budget then the Victorian Liberal Party will do so in November.” Ms Staley said.
“Miners Rest Primary School has an outstanding reputation for quality education, it is a destination school for many local families and is bursting at the seams with enrolments. Building a new school will give students in Miners Rest further room to grow their education.”
“The Miners Rest community has fully supported this, with around 800 people signing a petition calling for a new school.”
“Miners Rest Primary School is at capacity, students and teachers should not be crammed into fatigued facilities in desperate need of replacement.”
“Miners Rest has undergone a large growth spurt over the past ten years; this town deserves a school that is big enough to cater for further growth.”
“The Liberal Party is committed to building a new school in Miners Rest that will give local students every chance they need to pursue a quality education.”