Better facilities are on their way for students at Portland South Primary School with the appointment of a builder for the school’s Minor Capital Works Fund project thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Johns Lyng Makesafe Builders has been appointed to deliver the upgrade.
The Labor Government has provided $500,000 to go towards refurbishing the roof, and upgrading toilets to provide safe, accessible facilities.
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, the Minor Capital Works fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.
Projects through the Minor Capital Works Fund will be progressively delivered with all projects to be completed by the end of 2022.
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 important upgrade will see students and teachers at Portland South Primary benefit from more modern and attractive facilities that the whole school can feel proud of.”
“We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.”
“I know that this upgrade will be a great boost to the school community, and I look forward to seeing the outcome.”