Building the Education State continues at Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College with the $268,000 building contract to upgrade the college’s facilities awarded to BDH Constructions Pty Ltd.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today joined the college’s teachers and students to make the announcement.
The construction will enable Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College to deliver a broad maintenance program, including repair of external decking, plaster, roofing and bitumen, internal and external painting and stump replacement.
It also includes the installation of new classroom carpet and windows, an operable wall and slip resistant surface in the wood activity room.
Incorporating the latest design features, the new state-of-the-art facilities will help create learning environments for students in Year 9. The building works are expected to be complete in mid-2016.
Solid, safe and efficient infrastructure is the foundation of our education system, supporting teachers, principals, parents and carers, and students to learn in the best environments possible.
The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.
The Budget provides $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools across Victoria, as well as upgrade relocatable classrooms to create safer, modern and more comfortable learning environments for students and teachers.
It also includes $180 million for programs that will help families cover the extra costs of education, like camps, excursions and uniforms, so no child misses out.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Victorian Government has committed to making Victoria the Education State. Central to this is ensuring families have access to high-quality schools, such as Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College.”
“I am proud to see Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College take this important next step in
rebuilding the school facilities.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has a great local school and every child gets the chance to succeed.”