My constituency question tonight is for the Minister for Education.

Recently I met with the school community of Chilwell Primary School where I was shocked to learn of the blatant disregard for the concerns of the School Council in relation to an upgrade of their school facilities by the Victorian School Building Authority.

The VSBA plans to proceed with a $2.4m ‘refurbishment’ of an out-dated building instead of working with the school community in the construction of a new fit for purpose structure for the same dollar spend, capable of managing their growing student population and providing extra play space.

I call on the Minister to immediately halt the contract signing between the VSBA and the construction tenderer until there is proper consultation with the elected Chilwell School.

19 March 2019