Better facilities are on their way for students at Forrest Primary School with the appointment of an architect to design an upgrade at the school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced James Deans & Assoc Pty Ltd would design works to deliver the much-needed refurbishment of student and staff bathroom facilities.
The Victorian Government’s Minor Capital Works Fund 2021-22 provided $297,401 towards the project, which will improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene.
The Victorian Budget 2022/23 invested $41.8 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.
Schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.
In the past eight years, the Victorian Government has invested $12.8 billion in building new schools and more than 1,850 school upgrades, creating around 17,400 jobs in construction and associated industries. The Victorian Government is ahead of schedule in its commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026, with 75 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Forrest Primary is going from strength to strength, and I’m thrilled to announce this important milestone.”
“This is a great step towards delivering modern facilities that staff and students at this much-loved school deserve and that match the quality of teaching and learning.”
“Forrest Primary School is a valuable part of the local community – this step forward will certainly be welcomed.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins:
“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.”