Members statements – Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School

Mr J. BULL (Sunbury) (15:03:15) — What a great day, and what a great Labor budget. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of visiting Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School to announce a huge $10.8 million investment as part of the 2018–19 Victorian budget to expand, upgrade and modernise heritage buildings at the Jacksons Hill site in Sunbury. I was thrilled to be joined by principals, teachers, parents and passionate local residents and was also thrilled to be able to announce that their dreams would now become a well-deserved reality.

This funding will provide new classrooms, new opportunities and the restoration of neighbouring heritage buildings that have previously been ignored and left to deteriorate. This expansion and restoration is crucial for our growing community. It also builds on the $4.2 million and $4 million previously announced in conjunction with the fantastic, hardworking member for Macedon, whose electorate contains the Bullengarook campus. This brings the investment to $19 million over two campuses in this term.