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Sign Steph’s petition for Seymour College

31 October 2014


The Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan has started a petition calling on the Victorian Government to commit to funding the regeneration of Seymour College. 

Ms Ryan said following her successful campaign to secure $600,000 for Kings Park, she quickly recognised Seymour College’s desperate need for funding and was determined to secure a government commitment.

“I have met with Seymour College’s Acting Principal Gail Hardman and School Council President David Stute, as well as talking to countless members of the community, and it is clear that the school desperately needs funding for the second and third stages of its regeneration,” Ms Ryan said.

“All young people are entitled to quality learning environments whether they live in the city or in regional and rural Victoria. 

“As The Nationals candidate for Euroa, education is a key priority of mine and I am determined to fight for our fair share of funding here in Seymour.

“The success of my petition to secure funding for Kings Park showed what a strong community voice can achieve when coupled with strong local representation. Let’s see if we can do it again.”

Ms Ryan said the Victorian Government had supported stage one of the Seymour College regeneration but the next stages – to rebuild the year 5-8 and 9-12 facilities and develop the technical wing – were crucial.

“I really encourage everybody in the community to sign this petition and play a part in seeing Seymour College reinvigorated,” Ms Ryan said.

“As The Nationals candidate for Euroa I am fighting hard for the Seymour community, something I will continue to do if I am lucky enough to be elected on November 29.”

Ms Ryan said the petition was available to sign at her campaign office at Shop 5, 20 Tallarook Street, Seymour or online at: http://www.stephryan.com.au/upgrade_seymour_college

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