Labor Candidate for Williamstown Melissa Horne is bringing her heavy handbag to the Victorian State Election on November 24, after announcing that a re-elected Labor Government would invest $1.3 million towards upgrades to Williamstown High School.
After completion of the Centenary Theatre, Williamstown High School has been planning for an upgrade to their study centre and the next stage of their theatre complex, to provide Williamstown families with the world-class local school their children deserve.
The funding contribution would go towards construction of the next two phases of the school’s exciting plans, ensuring Williamstown High School can continue to provide every young person with a good local school and the chance to succeed in life.
Visiting the local school with Labor Candidate for Williamstown Melissa Horne on Wednesday, Treasurer Tim Pallas said that only Labor will keep delivering for Victorians with more new schools and upgrades to existing schools across the state.
“The Liberals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again. No matter where you live in Victoria, every student deserves to have a great school – a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do,” he said.
In addition to helping to contribute to more than 5,000 construction jobs across Victoria, Labor Candidate for Williamstown said the project would mean more kids go to school every day and learn in new classrooms with better technology and facilities.
“Williamstown High School has been at the heart of our community. With this investment, we’ll make sure it continues to serve local families for years to come,” she said.
The announcement is understood to have followed significant investments totaling more than $3.8 billion for 70 new schools and 1,300 school upgrades across the state since Labor came into office in 2014.