CONSTITUENCY QUESTION & RESPONSE | EDUCATION AND THE WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Mr Melhem (Western Metropolitan) – My constituency question is for the Minister for Education and Deputy Premier of Victoria, the Honourable James Merlino. Last week over 1 million students returned to school, and these students enjoy better classrooms and new and upgraded schools and positive curriculum changes thanks to the Andrews Labor government. I am excited to see that the Andrews Labor government is following through on its commitment to invest $5.7 billion into our schools, making Victoria the Education State. This dedication to excellent facilities and teaching will ensure that every child is provided with the knowledge, capability and attributes they need to succeed in life. With the west home to some of the fastest growing areas of the state, I am excited to see so much of this vital investment happening in my electorate. My question to the minister is: what are the new schools and upgrades that have been completed in my electorate and what will they mean for students and families in my electorate?