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City of Ballarat Welcomes Education Funding

The City of Ballarat welcomes a $28.6 million State Government Budget boost to build and upgrade local schools.

City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh said announcements of a new $17.1 million Lucas P-6 primary school, $4.5 million to expand Miners Rest Primary School and $4 million to upgrade Ballarat High School are vital to support the rapid growth in Ballarat West.

“We know that Ballarat is currently experiencing a population growth of 1.8 per cent per annum making it one of the fastest growing regional cities in Victoria,” Cr McIntosh.

“While recently completing local township plans, we have been talking with our residents about their priorities and schools are always very high up the list.

“We particularly welcome a refocus on Miners Rest and Lucas as our discussions with them show these growing communities need the best solutions.

“This vital infrastructure, along with $3 million to complete Stage 2 of Mount Clear College’s upgrade, is very welcome to ensure we can educate our children in the best possible environment.

“We thank the State Government for their investment in the future of Ballarat’s youth.”

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