Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (09:39): I rise to update the house on the new primary school under construction in Wollahra East in Wyndham Vale within my electorate of Werribee. The school is set to open in 2021, and I am pleased to say that it now has its first principal appointment, Ms Lisa Conibeer. Ms Conibeer brings 26 years of experience and passion as an educator to students in Melbourne’s west. She began her career as a prep teacher and was most recently principal of Altona Green Primary School. Over the coming months Ms Conibeer will work with the local community to establish a school that will deliver excellence and opportunity for all students. The school will be a supported inclusion school. It will be designed to support a higher number of students with disabilities than a typical mainstream school. It will include facilities that provide additional support so that all students have access to the same spaces to learn and to play.

A few months ago, I also officially opened the Riverwalk Primary School in Werribee, and it is fantastic that we are set to open yet another school in my electorate in the coming year. The Andrews Labor government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1400 school upgrades and support more than 7500 construction jobs for Victorians. The school building boom will have delivered 10 new schools by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.