Planning for Daylesford Secondary College is on track with the appointment of Taylor Oppenheim Architects to design the $10 million upgrade of the existing facilities.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, visited the school today to make the announcement and celebrate the bright future ahead for students and teachers.

The design will include upgrading the science and technology facilities, and library services.

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 Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“Rebuilding Daylesford Secondary College was a key election commitment of the Andrews Government and I’m pleased to see plans for new facilities are on track”.

“The school community has fought hard for these upgrades and we’ve listened”.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino MP

“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.”