DELIVERING GREAT LOCAL SCHOOLS FOR THE INNER CITY

Inner-city families will get the world-class local schools their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a new secondary school in Fishermans Bend and a new primary school in Docklands.

As part of an $850 million investment to be delivered by a re-elected Labor Government, the two schools are now fully funded. 

The new secondary school in Fishermans Bend will open in 2022 and will support around 210 new construction jobs. The new funding builds on the $3.8 million already provided by the Andrews Labor Government for the design and early works of the new school.

The new secondary school will be a state-of-the-art new vertical school, with capacity for between 650 and 1,100 students.

Labor will also invest further funding to complete Docklands Primary School, which will open in 2021. The project will create around 75 new construction jobs. This builds on the $23 million already provided by the Labor Government for the first stage of the new school.

Every child should have a good local school and the chance to succeed in life, and only a re-elected Labor Government will deliver that for kids across the inner city.

In contrast, when Matthew Guy was Minister for Planning, his overnight rezoning of swathes of inner-city land meant his Liberal Party mates struck it rich as their property prices soared.

This decision meant he ignored the need for local parks, schools, healthcare services or community hubs – prompting an independent committee to label his rash decision “unprecedented in the developed world in the 21st century”.

The Liberals also slashed $1 billion out of our education system, closed inner-city schools and left many others to crumble and decay across the state.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The Liberals and Matthew Guy left the inner city and Fishermans Bend a mess. They failed to plan for growth and shut the inner-city schools these communities needed.  We’ll fix their mess and ensure every student has access to a great local school.”

Quote attributable to Member for Albert Park Martin Foley

“The contrast couldn’t be clearer - the Liberals shut inner-city schools, we are building and upgrading schools in the inner-city and right across the state.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Melbourne Jennifer Kanis

“This investment will give local kids the great local school they need, and their families the peace of mind they deserve.”