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Lovell seeks funding for Hopetoun P-12 buildings upgrade

The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has thrown her support behind Hopetoun P-12 College, calling on the Andrews Labor Government to provide funding to upgrade the science and technology buildings at the school.

In a constituency question to the Minister for Education James Merlino in State Parliament, Ms Lovell highlighted the current disgraceful condition of the science and food technology buildings and asked the Minister to provide a commitment to the school community to upgrade the buildings.

Hopetoun P–12 College has an enrolment of 80 students from Hopetoun and surrounding communities and the science and technology buildings have experienced no capital works improvements since they were built in 1964.

A complete internal renovation of the buildings is estimated to cost $1 million.

Comments attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell:

“The science and food technology buildings have not changed in the 55 years since they were built and students are now learning in unacceptable conditions.”

“Students and staff are forced to put bench legs in bowls of water to prevent the regular mice plague from getting on to benches.”

“The students of Hopetoun deserve to learn about science and technology in clean and modern facilities and I am seeking a commitment from the Minister to provide funding of $1 million to complete an internal renovation of the science and food technology buildings at Hopetoun P-12 College.”


Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240  




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