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Sale College redevelopment plans: we’re off!

Sale College and the wider Sale community can now begin the process of planning a significant redevelopment and consolidation onto one campus after $3 million in planning and “stage one” funding was provided in today’s State Budget.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, who has been campaigning to get the project off the ground for four years, said a master plan will help the school and Sale community work out where and how we should rebuild the school.

“The school has great difficulty delivering secondary education across two campuses and there are options to consolidate onto the Guthridge campus or a new greenfield site.  This funding will help us consult the community on the best option and also identify the facilities the school needs for the 21st century.

“I’m passionate about ensuring our local kids get a good education from public schools and getting the bricks and mortar right is a big part of that.

“This is the first step in the process to deliver quality, modern facilities for state secondary students in Sale and district.

“I extend my thanks to Wellington Shire Council, the Committee for Wellington and many community members for their support of this, now successful, campaign. College Principal Brendan Staple has also been dogged in his determination to deliver a better school for his students and staff.

Mr O’Brien said it was important the State Government now provides some detail on exactly how the funding will be used.

“We’ve waited so long and haven’t been asking for much just yet – only the funding for a master plan.  Now we must get on with the job of planning world-class facilities for Sale students, teachers and families.”

Caption: The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is celebrating master plan funding for the redevelopment of Sale College.

20 May 2021

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