State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley has urged the local community to join her campaign for Casey Central East Primary School.

Ms Graley was joined by the Shadow Minister for Education James Merlino and local parent Nicole Devey at the future site of Casey Central East Primary School

Mr Merlino said that local primary schools are now bursting at the seams as they struggled to meet the demands of the growing local community.

“Labor built nine new schools in Narre Warren South as we saw the growth, we saw the need and we delivered for the local community,”

“Yet, more was needed and in 2010 we committed to our tenth new school in the area, Casey Central East Primary School,”

“This school would have been built, it would have been opened and local primary schools would not be overflowing,”

“Instead we have under-resourced, underfunded and overcrowded local primary schools and an empty paddock.”

Ms Graley said that the Napthine Government’s failure to build Casey Central East Primary School had left families just like Nicole’s devastated.

“Nicole’s son is set to start school next year and although Nicole had hoped to send him to Casey Central East Primary School, that just isn`t going to happen now,”

“Families bought into this estate expecting a school to be built and now they’re moving in and there’s no school in sight,”

“Our schools and local families deserve better, they deserve more than never-ending excuses and an empty paddock,”

“We must send Mr Napthine a message, Casey Central East Primary School must be built,”

“I urge local residents to join our campaign, sign the petition and ensure Casey Central East Primary School is built.”