To everyone who is understandably angry, frustrated and disappointed by the decision to not fund the new senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College in the 2017/18 Victorian State Budget.
I’m sorry that my advocacy didn’t pay off in the way I’d hoped in this year’s budget, for a project that we really need to bring to Wonthaggi so that students can learn in modern, secure and fit-for-purpose facilities and be stimulated and inspired by more than the hard work that their teachers and staff put in.
I will campaign with you and advocate for you and do everything I possibly can to secure this funding from government.
The new school needs to be built and I have redoubled my efforts from yesterday, when the budget was handed down, to make sure this project remains at the forefront of decision-makers’ minds. I will continue to work on it, because it needs to be done.
I’m really determined to get us there, and I will work with the school community, the shire council and the area to do what we need to do for the funding to be secured and the new school built.
Harriet Shing, member for Eastern Victoria Region.