In Parliament

Constituency Question - Investment in Hampton Primary School



Wednesday, 3 February 2021.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:47):

My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and I ask: can the Minister advise me what investment the Andrews Labor government has ever committed for major capital works at Hampton Primary School in Hampton?

Hampton Primary School is an incredible school that has been teaching our local children since 1913. In many ways the school is not only the centre of Hampton, it is also its heart.

As Hampton has grown quickly over the last decade, so too has the school population. There are almost 625 students there.

This year the school community has been excited to welcome new Principal Joshua Sheffield into Hampton.

Despite many schools in adjacent Labor electorates receiving shining upgrades, the historic Hampton Primary’s aged infrastructure has been ignored by successive Labor Governments.

The school and the local community need community space, and the school has developed a plan to build a multipurpose netball facility that can serve as a sporting hub, a school meeting place and a community facility.

It is time for Labor to stop ignoring Hampton Primary School.