The Brumby Government today announced it will boost the Federal Government’s stimulus package spending on Victorian government schools by a further $88 million.
Cressy Primary School, Lavers Hill P-12 College, Lismore Primary School and Shelford Primary School along with a 100 other government schools will benefit from this additional Brumby Government capital works boost, Gayle Tierney MP Member for Western Victoria stated.
Works at these schools include:
– Cressy Primary School – the development of a range of flexible learning spaces and provision of flexible solutions for the delivery of specialist programs
– Lismore Primary School – Refurbishment of the office/admin area and enhance the provision of technology in flexible learning spaces
– Lavers Hill P-12 College – Develop flexible teaching and learning spaces and upgrade specialist secondary facilities
– Shelford Primary School – Refurbish existing bluestone building, Teaching & Learning spaces & replace portable or existing rural toilet blocks with permanent facilities
The Brumby Government is delivering on its commitment to rebuild, renovate or extend every Victorian government school.
“Through our continued investment in Victorian schools, we will ensure our students receive modern buildings with innovative learning environments that will equip them with skills necessary for 21st century jobs.”
The Brumby Government’s is continuing its investment in education through its massive $1.9 billion Victorian Schools Plan to rebuild or modernise 500 government schools four years and every Victorian government school over the next decade,” Ms Tierney said.
“The Victorian Schools Plan is one among many State Government initiatives to make sure Victorian schools provide children with what they need for their futures.”
“We are standing shoulder to shoulder with the Federal Government to ensure young Victorians have the best educational facilities in the history of this state,” Ms Tierney said.
The additional Brumby Government’s $88 million funding boost provides schools with the opportunity to capitalise on the Federal Government’s BER program and increase the scope of building projects to drive further improvements in educational outcomes whilst supporting jobs.
The Federal Government today announced round 3 of the Building Education Revolution P21 funding.
This third round of P21 funding means that Victorian primary schools will be able to build a new gymnasiums, libraries, multi-purpose centres or classrooms.
“This is another example of the Brumby Government working with the Rudd Government to provide the best educational facilities for Victorian students,”
“Education is the Brumby Government’s number one priority and with these new building projects – combined with our own massive building program – we are taking action to deliver quality education to Victorians across the state,” Ms Tierney said.
“Combining the Brumby Government’s $1.9 billion Victorian Schools Plan to rebuild, renovate or extend every government school by 2017, with the federal Government’s Building Education Revolution provides an unprecedented investment in every Victorian school.”