The playground at Little River Primary School is set for an upgrade courtesy of the Andrews Labor Government, freshening up old and tired facilities for school kids and the broader community alike.

The $84,472 boost from the Community Support Fund (CSF) will help replace the deteriorating parts of the playground with fresh components and to supplement the school grounds with a fitness equipment circuit.

The school playground and the small playing field are aging and in need of upgrade and repair. The playground was built for a school with an enrolment of under 100 and since grown to an enrolment role of 150.

The playground and playing field are already used by children and the wider community out of school hours.

Little River Primary School is located in the close-knit community of Little River, nestled between the edge of Melbourne and the city of Geelong.

The project aims to increase this usage with the creation of the fitness circuit, which would have a wider appeal. For example, several fitness groups in the area would benefit from the circuit as well as the obvious advantage to the school.

Funds from the CSF support a range of programs, which in turn support a wide variety of projects in the community.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“This funding is yet another way this government is making sure communities right across Victoria have the infrastructure they need.”

“This will not only help students and teachers, but also the hundreds of people from this growing community that use the school out of hours.”