Constituency Question – Victoria Polytechnic
Mr CARROLL (Niddrie)—(12 298) My constituency question is for the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place, and I ask: how will students in my electorate benefit from the approval of $10 million from the Andrews Labor government’s TAFE Rescue Fund to build a new purpose-built Sunshine skills hub at the new Victoria Polytechnic at Victoria University?
The $35 million centre is jointly funded by Victoria University, which is providing $20 million, and the Ian Potter Foundation, which is providing $5 million. The Labor government is making sure locals in Melbourne’s north-west have the best access to training, facilities and equipment, which my constituents will benefit from. Education and training is very important public investment that we can make to meet the needs of the 21st century. I am very keen to see how this centre will benefit students from my electorate of Niddrie.