Education State takes shape at Bacchus Marsh College

Planning for Bacchus Marsh College is on track with the appointment of Y2 Architecture to design the $5 million upgrade of its existing facilities.

Member for Melton, Don Nardella’s announcement today sees a bright future ahead for students and teachers.

Mr Nardella said:

The design will include construction of a new Year 9 centre.

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is taking our education system from good to great by designing and building the right infrastructure to support our kids to thrive – because good infrastructure makes for great places to learn.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

The Budget provided $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

It also includes $180 million for programs that will help families cover the extra costs of education, like camps, excursions and uniforms, so no child misses out.

Don Nardella said:

The Andrews Labor Government has committed to making Victoria the Education State. Central to this is ensuring families have access to high-quality schools, such as Bacchus Marsh College.”

I am proud to see Bacchus Marsh College take this important next step in rebuilding the school facilities.”

Minister for Education James Merlino said:

We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has a great local school and every child gets the chance to succeed.”