Victoria Premier Denis Napthine
Victoria Minister for Education Martin Dixon
$8 Million Upgrade For Northern Bay P-12 College In Corio
Victor P Taffa
The Victorian Coalition Government today provided $8 Million for major infrastructure upgrades at Northern Bay P-12 College on four of its six campuses in Corio.
Speaking at the College, Premier Denis Napthine said the upgrade highlighted the benefits now available for local school communities that have shared in $203 Million in school capital works funding announced in the 2013-14 Victorian Budget.
“These new state-of-the-art facilities will engage the next generation of students in meaningful learning and encourage them to become lifelong learners.” Dr. Napthine said.
“This is a significant investment in current and future students in Corio and Greater Geelong.”
The upgrades will include:
- An administration centre and P-2 classrooms at the College’s main campus on Hendy Street;
- Specialist buildings at the Goldsworthy Road 9-12 campus;
- A P-2 learning community and site works at the Wexford Court P-8 campus;
- Landscaping and minor site works at the Peacock Avenue P-8 campus.
Dr. Napthine said this new investment built on $8.3 Million in funding from the 2012-13 Budget that transformed Corio West and Norlane West Primary Schools into Northern Bay’s Wexford Court and Peacock Avenue P-8 campuses.
Joining the Premier at the College, Minister for Education Martin Dixon said the new $8 Million investment in Northern Bay P-12 College formed part of $611 Million in school capital works delivered since November 2010.
“The Coalition Government is building for growth in our communities, and we are committed to making high priority capital investments in areas of the greatest need.” Mr. Dixon said.
“The Coalition Government recognises the importance of certainty around future infrastructure investments for our schools. We are developing a long-term project pipeline and a more transparent funding process.”
Member for Western Victoria Region David Koch said the announcement was great for the community.
“This will ensure we are providing the best possible education for our young people.” Mr. Koch said.
“The Coalition Government has a strong commitment to the northern suburbs of Geelong, with the $80 Million public and private housing development in New Norlane and funding to the Work Learning Centre which is creating jobs for young people in the local area.”
Mr. Dixon said that through strong and responsible economic management the Coalition Government was able to support families and students across Victoria to achieve excellence in education.
“Top quality learning environments contribute to top quality learning and form an integral part of our strategy to place the Victorian school system in the global top tier within the next decade.” Mr. Dixon said.