The final stage of Manor Lakes College will be completed, with the Andrews Labor Government providing in $10.9 million funding.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the funding as part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

The completed college will give local parents and families the certainty they need, and make sure their kids have the facilities they deserve.

In total, the Budget provides the investment needed to acquire land and build 23 new schools. This means that despite 4 years of under-investment from the former Liberal Government, the Labor Government is now rolling out 42 new schools across the state.

The Victorian Budget 2016/17 includes:

  • $185 million to plan, build or complete 12 new schools
  • $102 million to buy land for at least 11 new school sites and additions at several other schools

Victoria is experiencing unprecedented population growth, with an expected increase of 300,000 new students by 2031, making new schools a vital investment.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“A completed Manor Lakes College will help meet the needs of the rapidly growing community, and give local families greater peace of mind about their children’s future.”

“By investing locally, the Andrews Labor Government is making sure every community in Victoria has great schools and every child gets the chance to succeed.”