A re-elected Brumby Labor Government will continue to invest in delivering a world-class education precinct in Seymour as part of a plan to improve schools across Victoria.
Visiting the Loco Street site today, Education Minister Bronwyn Pike and Member for Seymour Ben Hardman announced a re-elected Labor Government would invest in completing the primary school development and building new secondary classrooms, specialist facilities and amenities.
Ms Pike said the investment was part of the Seymour Schools Regeneration project, which would bring together four government schools on one site.
The schools involved in the regeneration are Seymour Technical High School, Seymour East Primary School, Seymour Primary School and Seymour Special School.
“This major new investment will give Seymour students a world-class learning environment and teachers the facilities to continue providing a world-class education,” Ms Pike said.
“Our Government is determined to keep investing in education for Victorian children, and to build on the more than $3.7 billion we have invested to renovate, rebuild or extend more than 980 schools since 1999.
“In this term of Government, we have invested $1.9 billion to improve 553 schools, that’s 53 more than we promised at the last election.
“The new Seymour College will boast state-of-the-art facilities and modern, technology-rich learning environments, giving every child the opportunity to shine at school.
“We understand parents want the best for their children and that’s why we’ll invest in building new facilities at Seymour – to give every young person the opportunity to get the best education possible.”
Mr Hardman said students and families across Victoria were enjoying the benefits of the investment in school buildings, along with advances in curriculum and the thousands of new teachers and support staff the Government had added to the system.
“Our Government has employed 10,300 more teachers and support staff to bring down class sizes, so that the 200 Victorian babies born every day can reach their full potential,” he said.
“The education regeneration in Seymour is great news for the parents, students and staff and I’m sure will be welcomed by the school community.
“The Brumby Labor Government’s commitment to providing new facilities for students and teachers here at Seymour demonstrates that education remains our number one priority.”