Constituency question: Future of the Prahran TAFE campus
My question is for the Minister for Training and Skills. I ask: what is the latest information on the future of the Prahran TAFE campus?
For the past year I’ve been meeting with campus tenants, community leaders and government departments to discuss the future of the Prahran TAFE campus.
It’s clear our community has a shared vision for a thriving arts and education precinct on the site, which would secure the long-term future of the Prahran campus, provide career opportunities and educational opportunities for so many young people, particularly in the creative industries, and play a major role in revitalising the Chapel Street precinct, cementing our community’s proud reputation as a vibrant, buzzing arts and creative industries destination.
That’s why I’m calling on the government to commit the funding and support required to realise the long-term vision of Prahran arts and education precinct.
TAFE is an important part of the Prahran community.
The Andrews Labor Government has consistently supported Melbourne Polytechnic to deliver high quality training locally.
Throughout the year, the Department of Education and Training has undertaken a comprehensive suite of stakeholder engagement to better understand the needs and aspirations of campus occupants, the local council, and the local community.
The Victorian Government is considering the outcomes of this engagement and I look forward to updating the local community.
However, I can assure the Member that the Andrews Labor Government is committed to TAFE in Prahran.
The Hon Gayle Tierney MP
Minister for Training and Skills
Minister for Higher Education