MEDIA RELEASE: Labor Pledges Support For Global Learning Centre in Sunbury, Wednesday 8 June

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

ROB MITCHELL MP
 MEMBER FOR MCEWEN

LABOR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL LEARNING CENTRE IN SUNBURY

A Shorten Labor Government will support construction of the long awaited Sunbury Global Learning Centre (GLC), delivering a modern facility for the benefit and enjoyment of generations of local residents.

Operated by the Hume City Council, the Sunbury GLC will be fully-equipped to support learning, training and education opportunities for a community which will experience rapid population growth in the next ten years.

A proven model in the outer north of Melbourne, the Hume Global Learning Centres in Broadmeadows and Craigieburn have transformed the way lifelong learning is integrated into local communities by offering residents, organisations and businesses a central hub in which to gather, share knowledge and experiences in a vibrant and welcoming space.

The new Sunbury GLC will include:

  • A state-of-the-art library, technology and equipment hub.
  • Flexible multi-purpose community and activity meeting spaces and meeting/interview rooms.
  • A computer and training space.
  • Conference facilities including a commercial kitchen.
  • An exhibition space.
  • Local government customer service.
  • Car parking, landscaping and outdoor courtyard.

The GLC will improve integration of key local government functions, provide a central hub for the delivery of a wider range of services and continue the local commitment to lifelong learning throughout the City of Hume.

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $2 million to fund the $14 million project.

In Government, Labor partnered with local governments on more than 6,000 community projects across the nation including building libraries, community centres and swimming pools, and fixing roads.

Labor understands the need to invest in local community infrastructure.

This pledge reaffirms Labor’s commitment to putting people first in growth areas like Sunbury and throughout the electorate of McEwen.

 

8 June 2016