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School building projects

School building projects

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South West region

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund.

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that schools in the south west region have been allocated more than $1.42 million as part of the fund to fast-track a priority project, supporting local jobs through Victoria’s economic recovery.

Funding will go towards:

Portland South School $500,000

Warrnambool College - WAVE Campus $366,165

Warrnambool Primary School $145,165

Portland Primary School $84,120

Allansford and District Primary School $73,120

Woodford Primary School $69,120

Bolwarra Primary School $65,120

Macarthur Primary School $65,120

Hawkesdale P-12 College $30,120

Portland Bay School $29,120

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Last month, the Labor Government invested more than $3 billion in school upgrades through the Victorian Budget 2020/21.

While much of this funding went towards new schools and major upgrades to existing schools, this fund is delivering smaller projects that also make a big difference to local schools. Projects will commence from early 2021.

Victoria’s school building boom is the biggest in the country. More importantly, it’ll mean our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.

In the past five years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.

Minister for Education James Merlino said,

“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”

“Whether it is upgrading toilets or building a new fence – this is all about making sure our students have the facilities they need.” Mr Merlino said.

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