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More support for Korumburra Secondary College

Thursday, 29 March 2018


More support for Korumburra Secondary College

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, has praised the Korumburra and district community for its continued support of the Korumburra Secondary College.

Mr O’Brien today tabled a petition containing 548 signatures in support of the stage two rebuild of the Korumburra Secondary College. This is in addition to several hundred petitions previously tabled by The Nationals in Parliament.

“The recent opening of stage one, the new STEAM Building at Korumburra Secondary College, was the result of funding delivered by The Nationals in Government, but the job has not been finished and I’ve been calling on the Andrews Government to fund stage two to finish the full rebuild of the school since I was elected in 2015.

“The community is backing this project that will deliver a modern, up-to-date facility for our children and ensure Korumburra Secondary College is fit for purpose for future growth.

“Unfortunately the Andrews Labor Government has failed to heed the community’s call and refuses to fund stage two. It should do so in the upcoming State Budget.”

Mr O’Brien said the Korumburra community was right behind the school rebuild.

“It’s been fantastic to have such great support for the school from parents and friends, in particular the School’s Community Engagement Group led by Sam Norrey and Matt Row and their many supportive volunteers.

“It’s a credit to them for doing the leg work to get these petitions signed and show the government that the community is serious about getting this school building project finished.

“Korumburra and the surrounding districts are growing and there will be demand from new students into the future. I’ll continue to fight to ensure they have the best possible facilities to further their education in.”

Photo caption: The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien receiving petitions from Korumburra Secondary College Community Engagement Group members Sam Norrey and Matt Row.

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