Coker commits funding to school projects

May 13, 2022 BY

Grovedale College students Emily West, Jaylen Brabender, Corangamite Labor federal member Libby Coker, student Adam Sharp and school council president Ged Sweeney celebrate the funding commitment. Photo: SUPPLIED

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker has made education spending a major feature of her campaign in recent days, announcing four school funding commitments should Labor win the May 21 federal election.

Last week, Ms Coker committed $50,000 to an outdoor basketball court at Grovedale College.

“Grovedale College needs upgraded outdoor basketball courts and I’m pleased to commit to contribute funding if a Labor government is elected.

“I know that basketball is a popular sport in Grovedale, which has produced some excellent young basketballers.

“A basketball court will help to ensure the next generation of Grovedale College players can train on a quality court that gives them the best chance to enjoy and excel at the sport.

“Basketball continues to be a growing sport, increasingly popular among girls and boys.”

Ms Coker also visited Surf Coast Secondary College last week with Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Penny Wong to announce an Albanese Labor Government would provide $39,210 for outdoor fitness equipment, pledged $40,000 to football oval fencing for the pupils at Mirripoa Primary School in Mount Duneed, and committed $9,800 to help deliver classroom IT equipment at Drysdale Primary School.