May 1, 2018

Giving Kids in Banyule the School they Deserve

Students in Banyule will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines today announced Banyule Primary School will get a $3.47 million funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for the development of a new gymnasium, canteen, outdoor learning and site infrastructure upgrades.

It comes on top of $1 million already provided to the school in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.

This includes more than $2.8 billion invested to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 64 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

This contrasts with the Liberals and Nationals who let schools crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are getting on with the job of giving every student access to a great local school with the facilities and classrooms they need to succeed.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines

“Banyule Primary School’s upgrade will mean students will have access to a new gymnasium, canteen and outdoor learning facilities – which is exactly what they deserve.”

“The new funding will ensure the high quality of teaching at Banyule Primary School is matched by modern facilities where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to reach their potential.”

“I would like to thank the teaching staff and Banyule Primary School Council for presenting a petition to the Premier and myself, during a recent visit, demonstrating strong support from parents for this project.”

“We will continue our work together, delivering on the Banyule Primary School Masterplan.”