Boost for Delacombe Primary School

DELACOMBE Primary School will receive $2 million in funding if Labor wins the Victorian election later this year. 

State opposition leader Daniel Andrews.

State opposition leader Daniel Andrews.

The announcement is expected to be made by Opposition leader Daniel Andrews at Ballarat MP Sharon Knight’s campaign launch on Saturday. 

The funding follows a series of school announcements across the state by Labor this week, including election promises in Beaufort and Daylesford. 

The funding would be used to remove old portables, replace them with three permanent classrooms and build a new toilet block and a gazebo for an indoor/outdoor classroom to supplement the school’s kitchen garden program. 

“It is vital that Delacombe Primary School gets this upgrade,” Mr Andrews said. 

“Labor’s commitment will remove damaged portables, which are riddled with asbestos and replace them with purpose built, state-of-the-art classrooms.”

The Delacombe Primary School Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program has previously been applauded by staff and students at the school for its success and aims to instil a passion in young children to grow and produce food.

“The previous Labor Government saw great value in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program and began contributing the program as far back as 2005,” Mr Andrews said. 

“At Delacombe Primary School the kitchen garden is adjacent to a kitchen that is also used for the school’s breakfast program.

“The school community has called out for this gazebo to supplement their kitchen garden program and Labor has listened.”

matthew.dixon@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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