Liberal Nationals will support Warrnambool’s Emmanuel College

Media Release
01 November 2018

Liberal Nationals will support Warrnambool’s Emmanuel College

Daniel Andrews has lost control of population and it’s putting enormous pressure on our schools.

That is why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $5 million to upgrade Emmanuel College, Warrnambool and build a new wing on Ardlie Street to enable the school to move Year 11 & 12 students onto the main campus and create a dedicated Year 9 campus on the Canterbury Road site.

This announcement follows the Liberal Nationals commitment of $400 million for capital upgrades for non-government schools.

The Liberal Nationals support a strong public and private education system because we believe in giving parents choice and children the best opportunities.

A critically important part of that choice is for parents to have the option of low-fee, independent and Catholic schools.

Emmanuel College is one of the largest secondary schools in Warrnambool and has a wide catchment area that extends to Port Fairy, Koroit and Hawkesdale.

With the current population squeeze limiting parental choices it’s never been more important to support all three sectors of our school system.

Our announcement of $5 million for Emmanuel College is a vital investment in this growing regional area.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“We want to work with non-government schools to give all Victorian families choice in education.

I am delighted to be able to announce this $5 million investment in Emmanuel College as part of our $400 million commitment to non-government schools.

Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to get back in control of the population squeeze and give parent’s the choice and children the best opportunities in their education.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Member for South West Coast, Roma Britnell:

“Emmanuel College has an important role to play in the education sector in Warrnambool. We are all about choice and having good Catholic and independent schools helps spread the student load.

Having all the students, staff and resources on the one campus will streamline logistics and means students spend more time in the classroom, rather than walking between campuses.

I’ve fought hard to ensure some of the funding set aside for capital improvements at Catholic and independent schools has flowed into South West Coast.”