The Brumby Government is delivering on its commitment to rebuild, renovate or extend every Victorian government school in the next decade.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today opened the $3.57 million redevelopment of the Port Fairy Consolidated School
Ms Tierney said Port Fairy Consolidated School students and teachers will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a new library, art room, canteen, administration, staff room and learning studios.
Each batch of four learning studios include retractable walls to give access to a shared gallery.
“The vision for the refurbishment was to provide purpose built learning studios to support student learning in an environment where quality teaching and learning takes place in a collaborative and shared work space,” Ms Tierney said.
“It will provide a state of the art educational environment to help teaching and learning.”
The Victorian Government funded the new facility to the tune of $471,415 and the Commonwealth contributed $3.1 million.
“These works will benefit students and staff,” Ms Tierney said
“It will ensure local students are given the best possible learning opportunities and will help the school to carry out its important role even more effectively.”
The works also include a 30kw wind turbine, solar panels and water saving devices which were partially funded by the State and Federal Governments and Pacific Hydro.
Ms Tierney said education continues to be the Brumby Government’s number one priority.
“This new facility is part of the Brumby Government’s continuing investment in education through its massive $1.9 billion Victorian Schools Plan to rebuild or modernise 500 government schools over the next four years and every Victorian government school over the next decade,” she 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.”