Can I also send my congratulations to my old school, Viewbank College, for its successful production of Back to the 80s, as Viewbank College was transformed into William Ocean High School and the class of 1989. I was pleased to attend one of the performances.
I rise to give thanks for the life of Sigmund Jörgensen, OAM, from 29 April 1940 to 21 July 2019, one of the founders and leaders out at Montsalvat in Eltham. I was certainly pleased to join people to celebrate an amazing life of generosity and leadership in our community and a great supporter of course of the green wedge.
This morning I was very pleased to join the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education at the official opening of the $6.39 million redevelopment of Rosanna Golf Links Primary School. We were joined by 527 students, including the senior concert band members, conducted by Aaron Vreulink, school council president Matthew Oates, principal Kelly Morrow and student leaders Dylan Starmans and Elise Black. Our special guests included the inspiring Professor Graeme Clark, AC, who opened the upgraded deaf facility.
I would also like to congratulate everyone who took part in the 2018 Olivia Newton‑John Wellness Walk and Research Run at La Trobe University. A huge thanks to the event patron and driving force behind not only the Olivia Newton‑John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre but also the Olivia Newton‑John Cancer Research Institute, Olivia Newton‑John, the inspiring patron herself.
It is the Education State in the Ivanhoe electorate. At Viewbank College, an $11.5 million new theatre and classroom redevelopment is complete at my old school. Banyule Primary School’s $3.47 million redevelopment is underway, on top of the $1 million for early works and planning allocated last year. At Ivanhoe Primary School, a $2 million four prep classrooms project has now been completed for next year, and a $4.5 million further redevelopment at Ivanhoe Primary School is underway. At Olympic Village Primary School there is $6 million for the new school in West Heidelberg.
I want to pay my respects to Vietnam veterans and to the commemorative service at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. A shout‑out to veteran volunteers and veterans themselves, including Jeff Freeman; our RSL presidents at Greensborough and Ivanhoe, Lee Webb and John Beezley; and to the Minister for Veterans for attending an event at the repatriation hospital on Wednesday to announce further support for veterans. Lest we forget.
I was very pleased to join the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Minister for Training and Skills and the member for Eltham at the opening of the Banyule‑Nillumbik Tech School, a $10 million project to invest in our young people. Some 14 000 students from 19 secondary schools across the Banyule and Nillumbik local government areas will benefit from that tech school. The Premier also announced the next 10 free TAFE courses for high‑demand industries.
Pedestrians and local residents will be safer with four speed and red‑light cameras to be installed at Rosanna Road intersections by the end of the year, funded by the Andrews Labor government. I am pleased to announce today that contracts for the new cameras have been signed with Sensys Gatso Australia. That is a $900 000 project.
Macleod families will get the world‑class local school their kids deserve with a re‑elected Andrews Labor government committed to delivering a massive upgrade at Macleod College. We will be investing $4.9 million to upgrade block A, which houses the science and counselling rooms. These tired old classrooms and facilities will be transformed to give students and staff the state‑of‑the‑art facilities they need to achieve their best.
The State government has completed extensive restoration works to repair the three heritage‑listed Viewbank silos, and I was pleased to attend the community’s celebration and to officiate at the rededication last Friday.