With Victoria growing faster than any other state and territory in Australia, planning to accommodate for the additional 90,000 students by 2022 is high on the agenda for both sides of politics.

To ensure Oakleigh Grammar can better accommodate families in the area, Labor pledged to contribute $1.5 million to go towards upgrading classrooms and learning areas.

“This project was identified as needed by the school and will help them grow in the future,” said Labor member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos.

The news was announced at the Oakleigh Glendi on Sunday as part of a new $400 million fund that Labor plans to establish in partnership with the non-government school sector. The funds will go towards upgrading existing schools, and building new ones, along with supporting the removal of dangerous asbestos and cladding.

Meanwhile if Matthew Guy is elected at the upcoming elections, the Liberal party has also committed to financing improvement works for Oakleigh Grammar, pledging $4.3 million.

Announced as part of the Liberals’ $400 million Catholic and Independent Schools Capital Fund, if Oakleigh Grammar becomes the recipient of the money, it will put the funds towards constructing an aquatic centre to help keep students active, along with building a dedicated car park in a bid to ease congestion in surrounding streets.