Students in Woodford and Macarthur now have the facilities they need for a great start in life with the Andrews Labor Government completing important upgrades at their local primary schools.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works are now complete on Woodford Primary School’s $69,120 upgrade to the school playground, which included installation of new equipment and landscaping works.
At Macarthur Primary School, students will enjoy an upgraded outdoor play space thanks to an investment of $65,120 from the State government. The school-led project will keep students 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
“I’m excited for the community at Woodford and Macarthur Primary Schools who are now enjoying their upgraded facilities.”
“It is fantastic that these new playground areas were ready to go for students and teachers on day one of the 2022 school year.
‘“These upgrades are about more than giving these students the facilities they deserve – it’s about helping build community pride in their great schools.”
‘“We’re determined to continue our investment into better, safer and more modern facilities for schools all over 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.”