Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Bairnsdale Secondary College appears to have again been denied redevelopment funding from this year’s State Budget, to be handed down next week, with Labor today spruiking maintenance funding to some local schools, but making no reference to the badly needed stage-two college works.
Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, says while it is pleasing some maintenance funding for some schools has been announced, it is disappointing Bairnsdale Secondary appears to have been overlooked for the fourth consecutive year.
“The present situation at the school is the library and one classroom are out of action after another rain event flooded the building and has resulted in mould taking over the wall cavities,” he said.
“Ridiculously this will be the fifth costly major repair in three years.
“It is throwing good money after bad when the Government should just fund the stage two works.
“Stage one of this redevelopment was provided under the previous Liberal Nationals Government, with a commitment to stage two in 2014, but here we are today with still no promise for this rebuild under four years of the Andrews Labor Government,” Mr Bull said.
Mr Bull said the Education Minister had also failed to visit Bairnsdale Secondary College, despite promising to do so over three years ago in February 2015 “when his diary permitted”.
Monday, April 23, 2018