Students at more than 50 schools across Victoria will benefit from an essential maintenance boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan MP today announced the four schools in Bendigo East that are among 57 schools across the state to share in $5.84 million of Planned Maintenance Program (PMP) funding.
Goornong Primary School will receive $120,000, Epsom Primary School will receive $45,000, Spring Gully Primary School will receive $165,000 and Weeroona College will receive $20,000 for maintenance on their schools’ Shelter in Place buildings and for upgrades to learning spaces.
The funding is being delivered as part of the PMP, which ensures existing infrastructure at 1,500 schools in Victoria are safe, modern and maintained.
The PMP identifies maintenance works based on need through an evaluation system designed to provide up-to-date information on the condition of school infrastructure and create a more timely and targeted allocation of funding.
Since 2014, the Government has invested more than $10.9 billion to build new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“Every Victorian student deserves to have access to the best learning environment, no matter where they live, which is why we’re undertaking this significant $5.84 million maintenance boost at schools across the state.”
“This investment builds on our reputation as the Education State– and ensures existing infrastructure at schools in Bendigo East are safe, modern and maintained.”