Cranbourne families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Cranbourne Secondary College.

Labor will invest $6.6 million to transform tired facilities at the college with an upgrade to the performing arts centre and refurbishment of the existing gymnasium.

This builds on the $10 million already provided by the Andrews Labor Government to upgrade the school.

The Liberals slashed $1 billion out of our education system, leaving schools to crumble and decay across the state, the State Government argues.

Minister for Education James Merlino joined Labor candidate for Cranbourne MP Pauline Richards in making the announcement at the school on Thursday 25 October.

“The Liberals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again,” Mr Merlino said.

“No matter where you live in Victoria, every student deserves to have a great school – a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do.”

Ms Richards said for more than 40 years, the school had been at the “heart of our community.”

“With this investment, we’ll make sure it continues to serve local families for years to come,” she said.

The Labor Government says it 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.

Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera said: “Cranbourne Secondary College is a great local school and only Labor will deliver the facilities that students and staff need to achieve their best.”

The Liberal Party has been contacted for comment.


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