The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students at Grasmere Primary School have better learning environments, with a huge investment to deliver a major upgrade for the growing school.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest $2.6 million to deliver upgrades to existing facilities at the school.
Major upgrades will be delivered at 29 mainstream schools – with funding provided to expand capacity to meet enrolment growth at an additional two established schools – making sure every Victorian family has access to the best learning facilities, close to home.
Upgrades will deliver more space for schools in growing communities, improved learning spaces and sports facilities – giving students better educational outcomes in more modern facilities.
Students with special needs should receive the same opportunities as every other student in our state. Alongside upgrading mainstream schools like Grasmere Primary School, this Budget will upgrade 36 special schools.
That means since the Labor Government was elected, every single special school in Victoria will have received funding for a major upgrade.
In the past eight years, the Labor 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 Government is well ahead of schedule in its work 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
“The students at Grasmere Primary deserve the best possible learning experience to prepare them for secondary studies, and to make sure they are in safe and secure environment.”
“You can’t get a first-rate education in a second-rate classroom – this investment will go a long way towards improving the facilities for students at Grasmere Primary School and making their educational journey a modern and engaging one.”
“This is a really significant upgrade for a wonderful local school, and another part of our record investment in education in Victoria’s south west.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We’re making sure every Victorian student has access to the best facilities at school, no matter where they live.”