Students in Aireys Inlet now have the better facilities they need for a great start in life with the Andrews Labor Government completing an important upgrade at the local primary school.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works are now complete on Aireys Inlet Primary School’s upgrade to the school playground, which included the installation of new equipment.
The Labor Government provided $65,131 towards the school-led project, providing students with upgraded playground equipment to keep active and make play areas safe.
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
“Whether it’s building a new playground or providing a new shaded outdoor learning space – this is all about making sure our students have the facilities they need to learn in a safe and comfortable environment.”
“Students and teachers at this wonderful local school deserve the best and I know that this upgraded play space will be appreciated by the whole school community.”
“The completion of this playground will give students at Aireys Inlet Primary School a fantastic way to get active and stay healthy, and is part of our ongoing commitment for better, safer and more modern schools across the state.”
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.”