Many Victorian families work hard to earn the money to send their children to Catholic or independent schools. However, those schools receive little state government assistance for new or upgraded buildings.
In many parts of Melbourne, parents can’t even get their children into the school of their choice, because schools can’t keep up with out of control population growth.
A Victorian Liberal Nationals government will introduce a $400 million fund for new and improved classrooms and other facilities at Catholic and independent schools, if elected at November’s state election.
This will mean greater choice for families, and make it more affordable for families to choose the school that will be best for their child, whether a government school, a Catholic school or an independent school.
For more, see Better Schools, Greater Choice and More Opportunity.