DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR SOUTH YARRA

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

Labor will invest $6 million to upgrade the school, including demolishing Block A and replacing it with a new permanent triple-storey building, including 12 general purpose classrooms, to increase the school capacity by 200 students.

This builds on the $1.2 million already provided by the Andrews Labor Government for the current triple-storey building at the school.

The Liberals didn’t spend a single cent to upgrade South Yarra Primary School and slashed $1 billion out of our education system, leaving schools to crumble and decay across the state.

In contrast, the Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to build new schools and upgrade 1,300 schools across the state since coming to office four years ago. A re-elected Labor Government will also open 100 new schools across the state over the next eight years.

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 has also helped create more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians right around our state.

Only 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 Minister for Education James Merlino

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

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

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Prahran Neil Pharaoh

“South Yarra Primary School is a great local school community and it deserves facilities that match.  Only Labor can be trusted to deliver the facilities that students and staff need, as our kids grow and learn.”