Students in Cobden and Simpson now have access to the first-rate school facilities they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government completing upgrades at schools at Cobden and Simpson.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works are now complete on Cobden Primary School’s playground equipment upgrade.
The Labor Government provided $40,104 towards the project, providing students with upgraded playground equipment to keep active and make play areas safe.
Meanwhile, students, teachers, staff and visitors at Simpson Primary School will enjoy an upgraded school entrance area thanks to an investment of $26,120 from the government to help deliver the school-led project.
In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.
While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, this fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.
The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.
More than 300 Victorian government 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.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“This is great news for Cobden and Simpson families. I know just how much these upgrades will be appreciated by the whole school community.”
“These improvements are about more than giving students, staff and teachers the facilities they deserve – it’s about helping build community pride in their great school.”
“We’re determined to continue our investment into better, safer and more modern facilities for schools all over the state. These upgrades will make a positive difference to students at both primary schools.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Victoria’s school building boom is all about making sure our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.”