Students at two of Ballarat’s Catholic primary schools have been promised school upgrades and new classrooms if the Liberal Nationals form government after the November 24 state election.
Liberal candidate for Wendouree Amy Johnson and Western Victoria MP Josh Morris visited St Aloysius Parish School in Redan on Thursday to promise a $1.2 million upgrade including three new classrooms, refurbishment of their general learning, break-out and other areas.
And Mr Morris and Liberal candidate for Buninyong Andrew Kilmartin stopped in at St Francis Xavier Primary School in Ballarat East to announce a $3.2 million investment if the opposition won the election.
The $3.2 million would provide nine new classrooms and toilet facilities to help deal with the school’s growing student population, which currently stands at just over 500.
“Ballarat is growing and we know we need to invest in our schools,” Ms Johnson said.
Shadow minister for education Tim Smith said the funding underlined the importance of giving parents the option of choosing low fee, independent or Catholic schools for their children. “We want to work with non-government schools to give all Victorian families choice in education,” he said.
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