Better facilities are on their way for Timboon students with the appointment of an architect to design the school’s important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Coy & Yiontis P/L would design the works to be undertaken at Timboon P-12 School. The project will include installing shade sails and resurfacing asphalt tennis courts with artificial turf for staff, student and community use.
The Labor Government has provided $475,665 towards the upgrade through the 2020 Minor Capital Works Fund.
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.
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.
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.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We’re making sure every child can have a great education at their local public school.”
“This is a great step towards delivering the state-of-the-art facilities that staff and students at this much-loved school deserve and that match the quality of teaching and learning.”
“Timboon families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive and succeed.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”