Yarrawonga P-12 College will receive long overdue funding to complete stage two works under an $18 million Liberals and Nationals’ plan.
The funding will allow the college to cater for more students in the region, with the construction of new classroom blocks for Years 5-8, and 9-12, uniting the junior and senior students on the same site.
The masterplan for stage two also includes the removal of old portables that are no longer required, and new spaces for metal and wood technology, the arts, a student workshop, and IT facilities, as well as new outdoor spaces for physical education.
Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, said the school will meet the needs of students, teachers and families.
“Regional Victoria has experienced a big influx from the city, with more and more families moving to towns such as Yarrawonga,” Mr Walsh said.
“We need to ensure that the educational facilities are there to meet the demand, which is why we are funding the stage two works and ensuring that Yarrawonga students have the facilities that they deserve.”
Shadow Minister for Education, David Hodgett, said it was vital for the college to cater for a growing population.
“Yarrawonga is a growing town, and the school needs upgraded facilities to keep up with that that growth,” Mr Hodgett said
“Tim McCurdy has been a strong advocate for education, and we are delighted to be able to invest in the school and to support the region in this way.”
Member for Ovens Valley, Tim McCurdy, said the funding will benefit students and families in and around Yarrawonga.
“Yarrawonga is the fastest growing town in regional Victoria, and it does not get the level of funding that it deserves,” Mr McCurdy said.
“This commitment is about the future of Yarrawonga by ensuring that students have access to modern learning facilities that are equipped to give them the skills they need for life.”
“Stage two has been dragged out for far too long, and I am glad to be able to say that under a Liberals and Nationals Government, there will be no more delays – we will get in and get the job done.”
“This is about giving Yarrawonga students the best education by ensuring they get their fair share of funding.”