Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley)


As we continue to rise to the challenges that this year gives us, we continue to support our teachers, students and wider school communities. This year has meant adapting and finding innovative ways of educating our kids. Whilst we’re on that topic, I want to again send my personal admiration and thanks to our principals, educators, support staff—and let’s not forget all the parents who have been facilitating remote learning for their children.


The pandemic has been at the forefront of all our minds, but significant milestones are still taking place in our community. We continue our record investment in local schools with exciting projects in the planning stages, underway or completed right across the Mount Waverley district.


Brentwood Secondary’s new VCE centre has architects appointed, and we are excited to see Tectura’s designs being finalised on this project. I know my community is looking forward to tracking its progress and transformation.


In 2018 I met with principal Karen Wade and technology teachers at Mount Waverley Secondary College, who discussed their dream to have a STEAM centre on the senior campus.


Following the Premier’s announcement back in May, I was delighted to be able to inform my community of the allocation of $795 200 in planning funding as part of the Victorian government’s $1.18 billion education infrastructure building works package. I am also happy to report that late last month BKK Architects were appointed to this project, and they are currently working with the school to plan this exciting upgrade.


But there is more on the go: Mount Waverley North Primary School’s inclusive outdoor play area will go to tender in October. The list goes on, and so does the work of our government in ensuring our children have the best opportunity to reach their potential.