State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley has called on the Napthine Government to provide funding for construction of Casey Central East Primary School.

Ms Graley said that she continues to be contacted by concerned local parents asking why this school has yet to be built.

“Local primary schools are overflowing, many are now approaching 1000 students and one has already blown past it,”

“Casey Central East Primary School is needed today, not tomorrow and certainly not when this disinterested and lazy government finally decides to stop their dithering and deliver,”

“I have raised this matter in Parliament, I have written to the Minister, I have invited him to come down and visit local schools to see the very real issues they are facing,”

“Yet on every occasion he refuses, he refuses to see what his neglect and failure to act is doing to local schools and the families they support,”

“It’s time Mr Napthine and his missing in action Minister for Education finally stopped their excuses and got on with the job of building Casey Central East Primary School.”

Nicole Devey, a young mother with a son set to start school next year said that Casey Central East Primary School must be built as soon as possible.

“More and more families are moving into the area and there just isn`t enough schools to accommodate our growing community,”

“We want to send our children to the very best local school, yet we are facing a situation where our local schools are almost completely full,”

“Right now we have overcrowded schools and an empty paddock, when what we need is a new school and we need it today.”