The Napthine Government has caved into pressure from the local community to build Casey Central East Primary School, State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said today.

The State Government announced that it will build Casey Central East Primary School, a project first committed to by Labor at the 2010 State Election.

Ms Graley welcomed the Napthine Government’s decision to provide funding for construction of the much needed school, albeit it three and a half years late.

“It is testament to our strong community campaign that the Napthine Government has been forced to come to the table and finally build the school,”

“Unfortunately we are still in the dark on when construction will start, when the school will open or even what the funding commitment for planning and construction will be,”

“I will continue to pursue this on behalf of the community to ensure that Casey Central East Primary School is the school our children deserve.”

Nicole Devey, a young mother with a son set to start school next year said she was thrilled by the news and called on the Napthine Government to get on with the job of building the school.

“This is a fantastic result for our local community that will not only benefit local families but provide much needed relief for our overcrowded local schools,”

“Our community desperately needs this school and I urge the government to get
cracking and deliver the very best school possible.”