Young Victorians Seymour 2018 election commitment

Nationals to upgrade St Mary’s College Seymour

16 November 2018

An elected Nationals Government will provide $2 million for St Mary’s College in Seymour to improve the school’s facilities.

The funding, announced today by Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan will fund the construction of six general leaning areas, two flexible learning spaces and student amenities.

Ms Ryan said the funding would benefit the growing numbers of students at the school, and provide much needed new facilities.

“With St Mary’s enrolments growing, this funding will be a vital injection for the school,” Ms Ryan said.

“As Seymour continues to grow, we must ensure that the schools, healthcare services, jobs and infrastructure grow too.

“Seymour has such a bright future ahead and I am delighted to be investing in the future of Seymour’s young people.”

This announcement follows the Nationals commitment of $400 million for capital upgrades for non-government schools.

Ms Ryan said The Nationals believed in giving parents a choice when it came to their children’s education.

“We support a strong public and private education system so that parents can choose what is the best option for their child,” Ms Ryan said.

“A critically important part of that choice is for parents to have the option of low-fee, independent and Catholic schools.”

Ms Ryan said she was committed to fighting for better facilities for all students in Seymour.

“I am delighted progress has been made on Seymour P-12 College, but there is much more to be done,” Ms Ryan said.

“Every student in Seymour deserves the best facilities we can give them and I will continue to push the Andrews Labor Government to provide the funding needed to complete works at Seymour College.”

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