10 May 2022
The State Budget 2022-2023 has delivered a big win for local school, Kambrya College, as the Andrews Labor Government continues building the Education State.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP, announced that over $18.9 million is being invested in Kambrya College to upgrade and modernise the school, including adding an additional 400 spaces in permanent facilities to meet growing demand.
A performing arts centre will also be investigated for later in the upgrade.
The Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests $1.8 billion to build new schools and improve existing schools to ensure our kids have the facilities they deserve for a great education.
This funding includes $658.2 million for upgrades and improvements at existing schools and $247.3 million for essential maintenance and compliance and $581.5 million to build 13 new schools as well as additional stages at four existing school projects, meaning that since 2019, 75 new schools have either opened or been funded.
To make sure every young Victorian gets the education they need for the career they want, the State Budget will also ensure a new VCE Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate will replace VCAL, offering students more choices, a higher-quality curriculum and better workplace experiences - preparing students to jump into further study, training at TAFE or work as soon as they leave school.
The VCAL reforms will save many Victorian families up to $1,000 by cutting out-of-pocket costs, with students no longer having to pay for essential learning materials for VET studies.
In the past eight years, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $12.8 billion in building new schools and more than 1,850 school upgrades – creating around 17,400 local jobs in construction and associated industries.
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP:
"This is fantastic news for Kambrya College and I know that the staff, students and teachers welcome the announcement of an upgrade that they have been advocating for, for some time. This funding is a Budget commitment - money has been allocated and pre-planning will begin soon.”
“The investment in Kambrya College builds on the recent multi-million-dollar local investments in Hampton Park Secondary College, Narre Warren South P-12 College, Strathaird Primary School and Brentwood Park Primary School. The Andrews Labor Government keeps delivering for our area.”
“Principal Keith Perry and his team work so hard to provide a solid education to Kambrya College’s students. I am pleased that they are being resourced so that even more students will achieve their full potential.”