• Hannah Phillips

Warracknabeal Families Call for Vic Gov to "Finish What You Started"

Families in Flow region 106.5fm Warracknabeal are growing increasingly disgruntled at the lack of action on the long awaited Warracknabeal Education Precinct.

The project is set to bring together the Warracknabeal Primary School, Special Developmental School (SDS) and Secondary College onto the one campus with modern and shared facilities.

After fifteen years of work, stage one has almost been completed, but no funding has been secured for stage two - which is likely to come in at a cost of $16 million.

In response, the school council has formed a campaign called "FINISH What You Started", aimed at making their case for funding to the Victorian State Government, and all Members running for election.

Barb Wilson is a Parent and Warracknabeal SDS School Council President, and joined Anita on today's Country Viewpoint to explain the current situation.

Warracknabeal SDS will move into most of the new general purpose education areas at the start of the 2019 school year, but Mrs Wilson explained the curriculum will have to be changed, due to a lack of completed learning spaces, which are set for construction in stage two.

"The teachers are doing the best they can and hopefully they'll be able to manage, but they shouldn't have to," she said.

The Victorian Liberal National Coalition has currently pledged $6.6 million towards the project if they win the November election, while Victorian Labor have not committed any funding to date.

Independent Barry Shea has signalled that he is committed to the completion of the Warracknabeal Education Precinct.

To find out more about the campaign, visit: finishwhatyoustarted.com.au or the Facebook page.

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