As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting Bendigo East schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan MP today announced Quarry Hill Primary School will share in more than $18.6 million to fast-track their highest priority project through this year’s second round of the Labor Government’s $90 million fund.
Quarry Hill Primary School will receive $499,637 to replace an existing amenities block at the school to improve cleanliness and hygiene for their students.
The fund builds on the Labor Government’s extensive investment in government school facilities to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools – making sure every student and staff member has a safe and comfortable place to teach and learn.
More than 300 Victorian government schools have already received $70 million through the first round of the Minor Capital Works Fund to upgrade toilet amenities and roofs, improve playgrounds, refurbish classrooms and upgrade ovals.
In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating more than 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.
With 62 schools opening between 2019 and 2024, the Government is well ahead in its work to open 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every Victorian child has access to a great local school.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“Whether it’s upgrading toilets or building a new fence – this is all about making sure Bendigo East students have the facilities they need to learn in a safe and comfortable environment.”