CAMPAIGNING is well and truly underway on the Mornington Peninsula, with Liberal’s Matthew Guy in Mornington again on Tuesday to announce a funding promise for Mount Eliza Secondary College.
It comes just weeks after the Opposition leader made a similar announcement for Somers Primary School.
Mr Guy was accompanied by Mornington candidate Chris Crewther on Tuesday to make a commitment of $2.5 million for the secondary school, following on from his earlier $3.2 million for the primary school.
Mr Crewther said the commitment would deliver the construction of a requested new modular Senior Students’ Centre, a comprehensive School Master Plan to identify, plan, design and cost a redevelopment and future infrastructure needs, and safety fixes at the front of the school.
“Families and students in Mount Eliza and surrounding areas are set to win under a new commitment from the Victorian Liberals and Nationals to upgrade Mount Eliza Secondary College,” he said
Mount Eliza Secondary College is one of only two public high schools in the Mornington electorate, servicing growing communities in Mount Eliza and beyond.
Most buildings at the school are now approaching 50 years old and Mr Crewther said they were failing to keep up with the needs of students.
Mr Guy highlighted the importance of backing students and local communities to recover and rebuild.
The Liberals also held their campaign launch on Saturday in Mornington, holding a meet and greet with shoppers in the Main Street and touting for votes.