The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney visited Colac Specialist School today to announce the school is one of 33 further schools given the green light to start planning for upgrades and new builds under the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund.
Colac Specialist School will receive $1.544 million to plan for the rebuild of Colac Specialist School on part of the former Colac High School site on Murray St.
The Victorian School Building Authority will work with school communities and provide principals and school leaders with ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training, which covers the process schools should follow to successfully manage their project.
Developing detailed designs now will mean these projects will be shovel-ready once capital funding is allocated in a future State Budget.
The Victorian Government is investing an unprecedented $7.2 billion in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“I’ve been pleased to visit the Colac Specialist School on a number of occasions and meet with parents, students and teachers. Today’s announcement pays tribute to the school community who have worked tirelessly to secure a relocated and upgraded school.”
“This is an exciting day for locals, and especially students with additional needs.”
“Supporting schools in Colac will help students achieve their best results. I am proud that the Andrews Labor Government has listened to the local community and delivered on this important commitment.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino
“We are providing students and teachers across the state 21st Century learning facilities to enable them to reach their full potential – that’s why Victoria is the Education State.”
“Planning for school upgrades in the future will provide a much needed boost to our economy as we get on with the post pandemic recover.”