Construction for a number of school upgrades across the south west is on track with the appointment of builders this week.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today announced that the builders appointed to each school project include:
– Brauer Secondary College – J.R.T. Builders Pty Ltd. Works will include an upgraded staff wing, library and roof refurbishment.
– Hawkesdale P-12 College – J.R.T Builders Pty Ltd. Works will include painting and carpet replacement.
– Mortlake P12 College – BDH Construction Pty Ltd. Will include new drainage, maintenance, painting and new carpets.
– Woolsthorpe Primary School – J.R.T. Builders Pty Ltd. Works will include a new fence and a refurbishment of their heritage building.
The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.
This means delivering the money needed for new buildings, new upgrades and entirely new schools for our kids – because you can’t get a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.
The Andrews Labor Government’s first Budget in 2015-16 provided $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.
The most recent Victorian Labor Budget 2016-17 invests over $924 million in building new schools and upgrading classrooms, while a $200 million funding boost will help us better maintain existing school facilities.
This includes $375 million to plan, upgrade and rebuild at least 147 schools – 87 of them in Melbourne’s suburbs and 60 in regional Victoria.
The Budget also provides the investment needed to plan, acquire land for and build a total of 23 new schools.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
The Andrews Labor Government has committed to making Victoria the Education State.”
“Central to this is ensuring children have access to high-quality schools.”
“Labor is building the Education State so that every community has access to great schools and every student has the chance to succeed, in learning and in life.”