Beveridge Primary School

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:

This petition of certain citizens of the state of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the rapid increase in families moving to Beveridge and district, and the need for a new primary school.

In particular we note:

1.     Beveridge Primary School has seen considerable growth since 2007. By 2018, school enrolments have grown by around 750 per cent.

2.     The previous Liberal government, with Matthew Guy as planning minister, included Beveridge within the urban growth boundary. The Liberals cut education funding, cancelled the Beveridge PS upgrade and removed its rural school funding. The Liberals failed to build any new schools in the growth corridor.

3.     We thank the Andrews Labor government for funding land for a new Beveridge PS in the 2017–18 state budget.

4.     We the petitioners now seek funding to build a new Beveridge PS on this land, to be funded in the May 2018 state budget.