Seymour Seymour East school site

Seymour seeks answers on old school site

06 July 2018

The Andrews Labor Government must come clean on its secret plan for the old Seymour East Primary School site.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has questioned Finance Minister Robin Scott about the government’s agenda, saying nearby residents deserved answers.

“Residents living near the school have a right to know what the Andrews Labor Government has planned for the site,” Ms Ryan said.

“I have asked the Minister whether the education overlay for the site has been lifted, whether the site has been sold and if so, who it has been sold to and what will it be used for.

“Labor has allowed a state of uncertainty to persist for too long and the community deserve to know what is planned in their neighbourhood.

“People are worried the Andrews Government has a secret plan for the site and they are being kept in the dark.”

Ms Ryan said the site had been left abandoned for some time but recent clearing works suggested something was afoot.

“For some time the site was left abandoned, going to complete waste,” Ms Ryan said.

“Two fires, acts of vandalism, suspected drug use, squatting and other antisocial behaviour only increased the community’s concern.

“I raised these concerns on several occasions over the last three years and while I am really pleased the site has finally been cleaned up, the government needs to provide a surety that its future purpose will fit the local neighbourhood,” Ms Ryan said.

Parliamentary rules dictate that the Minister must provide a response in writing to Ms Ryan’s questions by July 19.  

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