Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — (Question 157) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise if his government is intending to deliver the Morwell primary schools regeneration project, and if so, what are the time lines?
The Morwell primary schools regeneration project seeks to merge Commercial Road Primary School, Tobruk Street Primary School and Morwell Primary School, in addition to redeveloping Morwell Park Primary School. The coalition pledged $13 million for this important initiative. Whilst Labor also pledged funding, it offered $1 million less than the coalition. Morwell residents have advised me that they are concerned as to when and if the project will be delivered and indeed if $12 million is sufficient to complete the project in totality. Many of Morwell’s primary schools are currently in poor condition. The delivery of this project will bring together around 450 Morwell students who will be able to learn in modern facilities, not only enhancing learning outcomes but also providing a boost for our inspiring local teachers and principals.