Architect appointed – Education state takes shape at McKinnon Secondary College

Planning for McKinnon Secondary College is on track with the appointment of H2O Architects to design the $9 million upgrade to the existing facilities.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos announced the appointment today as cause to celebrate the bright future ahead for students and teachers.

The design will include new classrooms, specialist teaching spaces, refurbished canteen and a new school library.

Planning is also underway on Bentleigh Secondary College’s $9.6 million upgrade, which includes new classrooms and additional basketball courts.

The Victorian Government’s first Education State Budget is taking our education system from good to great by designing and building the right infrastructure to support our kids to thrive – because good infrastructure makes for great places to learn.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

The Budget provided $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

It also includes $180 million for programs that will help families cover the extra costs of education, like camps, excursions and uniforms, so no child misses out.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP

“The Victorian Government is committed to making Victoria the Education State. Central to this is ensuring families have access to high-quality schools, such as McKinnon Secondary College.”

“I am proud to see McKinnon Secondary College take this important next step in rebuilding the school facilities.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has a great local school and every child gets the chance to succeed.”

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