The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring families in Colac are one step closer to having a great local school, with works moving ahead on the upgrade of Colac West Primary School.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the appointment of Pattersons Insurerbuild to deliver the school’s $468,000 upgrade.
Once completed, students and staff at Colac West Primary School will have access to upgraded indoor school facilities, including staff and student bathrooms and staff facilities.
The funding for the upgrade has come from the government’s 2020/21 Minor Capital Works Fund, which aims to assist small projects that will make a big difference to schools while also supporting local jobs.
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
“Colac West Primary School is a fantastic local school, and the appointment of Pattersons Insurerbuild to design their upgrade is another step towards this project becoming a reality for their staff, students and teachers.”
“The State Government will continue investing in our local schools to ensure that our students receive the best education in the best learning environments.”
“I know that this upgrade will be a great boost to the school community, and I look forward to seeing the outcome.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“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.”