Construction begins on new McKinnon Secondary College building

Work has started on a state of the art new building at McKinnon Secondary College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today visited McKinnon Secondary College to  turn  the  first  sod  on  the  school’s $9 million school upgrade – an election commitment of the Andrews Government.

McKinnon Secondary College received $9 million in the 2015-16 State Budget. This  funding  is  being  used  to  build  a  three-storey VCE centre which includes  classrooms  and  learning  areas,  year  12  centre,  physics and chemistry centre, administration areas and amenities.

The  centre  will include specialist teaching areas, like the chemistry and physics centre, with laboratories and prep rooms. There  will be a year 12 centre, complete with study, lounge and amenities, so year 12 students can have a space to study, socialise and call their own in their important last year of high school.

Nine new classrooms will replace some of the older rooms that are currently in use. A  larger  flexible  space  will cater for large exam sessions, open learning, after school revision and various other activities.

The  Andrews  Government  is investing billions of dollars to make Victoria the  Education  State  – a state where every child, in every community, has access to a great education.

Taking our education system from good to great means fixing our schools and building the right infrastructure to support our students to thrive. Victoria  will welcome new schools in addition to renovating, refurbishing, maintaining and rebuilding scores of other schools.

The  Labor  Government’s  total  investment in our schools is now more than $2.5  billion,  including  over  1,000  existing school projects and 56 new schools.

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP

“Across  our  state,  we  want  to make sure that our schools have the best facilities,  our  classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“I am proud to have secured $45 million for school in the Bentleigh electorate since the last election, including what will be a fantastic new building at McKinnon Secondary College.”

“The  Andrews  Government is ensuring that students from our local area get the school buildings they deserve.”

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