MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:39): I am delighted to update the house on my recent visit to officially open Riverwalk Primary School in my electorate of Werribee, a $23.7 million investment by the Andrews Labor government.

Last year I visited the construction site, and I have got to say I am beyond thrilled with the final result—a fantastic school, great architectural design, great learning spaces, a state-of-the-art facility. Principal Paris Spencer and the student school leaders proudly showed me around their new school, which includes a fantastic performing arts and physical education building along with impressive learning spaces and administration areas. Riverwalk Primary School’s motto is ‘Achieving excellence’, and this encapsulates perfectly what the school will provide for its students—an inclusive, safe and supportive environment where they can strive to do their best.

Investing in education is one of the most valuable things we can do for the next generation of Victorians, whether it is to build new schools such as Riverwalk Primary or to provide funding for necessary infrastructure for upgrades in our existing schools. We want to ensure that every Victorian child has access to a world-class education regardless of their background. We want every child in Victoria to be empowered through their education so that they can all achieve excellence.

I want to thank Principal Spencer, student leaders and staff for their tour of Riverwalk Primary and congratulate all those involved in its design and construction. I am proud to say that with important investments such as these the Andrews government in ensuring Victoria continues to be the Education— (Time expired)