Schools in Western Victoria are among more than 250 across the state to receive a boost to essential maintenance projects, thanks to the Victorian Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 11 schools in Western Victoria were among 282 schools across Victoria to share in $12.48 million in Term 2 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP). The schools include:
|Allansford and District Primary School||$30,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Warrnambool West Primary School||$5,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing issues.|
|Skipton Primary School||$10,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Koroit And District Primary School||$40,000||$25,000 to address high priority maintenance projects, including covered way replacement, external revarnishing, external surface repainting, fascia repainting, floor revarnishing, guttering repair, timber flooring revarnishing, wall repainting, wall repair, wall revarnishing and window repair. This also includes $15,000 to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Birregurra Primary School||$55,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing issues.|
|Lismore Primary School||$5,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Teesdale Primary School||$20,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Grasmere Primary School||$15,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Lavers Hill K-12 College||$5,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing issues.|
|Timboon P-12 School||$90,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
|Cobden Technical School||$55,000||to address the school’s roof plumbing and structural issues.|
The program ensures schools can undertake essential work to grounds and classrooms such as fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as external landscaping works like pathways and lighting.
The funding is on top of $10.4 million already provided to 230 schools through Term 1 PMP allocations and ensures existing buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.
Meanwhile, 19 schools were among 333 across the state to share in funding from the Victorian Government’s $9.15 million Bushfire Preparedness (Vegetation) Program for 2021-22.
The program was introduced in 2018 to assist schools in carrying out essential vegetation clearance works around the perimeter of school buildings prior to the bushfire season and in line with municipal fire danger periods.
The schools in Western Victoria include:
|Aireys Inlet Primary School||$18,598.09|
|Anglesea Primary School||$22,162.29|
|Beeac Primary School||$16,911.37|
|Bolwarra Primary School||$19,971.70|
|Brauer Secondary College||$31,707.50|
|Carlisle River Primary School||$14,670.82|
|Deans Marsh Primary School||$16,976.97|
|Derrinallum P-12 College||$27,806.68|
|Forrest Primary School||$15,499.75|
|Hawkesdale P12 College||$31,666.09|
|Heywood Consolidated School||$27,147.71|
|Heywood District Secondary College||$31,302.31|
|Lavers Hill K-12 College||$25,565.85|
|Lorne P-12 College||$25,196.72|
|Macarthur Primary School||$17,562.07|
|Mortlake P-12 College||$31,148.68|
|Simpson Primary School||$22,921.93|
|Timboon P-12 School||$31,787.91|
|Woodford Primary School||$19,802.53|
Schools to receive funds are among those identified as being at risk and listed on the Bushfire at Risk Register (BARR).
These schools are required to undertake vegetation works on a regular basis to mitigate the risk of harm to the school’s community and buildings in the event of a bushfire.
In the past seven years, the 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.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“I’m really pleased to see schools in Western Victoria share in funding that will see some get much-needed maintenance projects off the ground, and others be as prepared as they can be this bushfire season by getting on to those works that will help mitigate the risk of fire.”
“We are ensuring that every Victorian school is well maintained and safe so that every student can learn in the best possible environment.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Investing in maintenance works means schools can tend to those essential projects that will ensure our students and teachers have access to safe and modern learning environments.”
“We know how ferocious bushfires are and their devastating impacts, that’s why we’re continuing to support schools to be as fire-ready as possible through the Bushfire Preparedness (Vegetation) Program.”