GETTING THE MOST OUT OF WYNDHAM’S SCHOOL FACILITIES
Sports and recreational facilities at Manor Lakes P-12 College will undergo a major upgrade to be shared with the whole community thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Andrews Labor Government will invest $935,000 in Manor Lakes P-12 College from its Shared Facilities Fund.
The funding will be used to reconstruct the school’s oval surface and install lighting and cricket nets, transforming it into a sporting facility that can be used by students and local sports clubs in Wyndham Vale.
While the school’s oval has been informally developed, it does not meet the necessary requirements for community sport. The school has had to use an adjacent Wyndham City Council oval for a number of physical education and sport classes.
This upgrade of the school’s oval will boost the facilities at Howqua Reserve to accommodate strong growth in student numbers and sporting groups.
The building works will be delivered by Wyndham City Council in partnership with Manor Lakes P-12 College.
The Labor Government launched the $50 million Shared Facilities Fund last year to help schools and communities build facilities on school grounds that can be used by the wider community.
These facilities can include early learning hubs, libraries and performing arts centres.
The new sports facilities will help the schools meet Education State targets of increasing physical activity among students. This includes raising the proportion of kids doing physical activity five times a week by 20 per cent.
We are building the Education State, where every family can access a great local school and every student is supported to achieve their best.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Facilities shared between schools and communities help bring together our neighbourhoods – they make services more accessible for everyone and foster a sense of community pride in schools.”
“This is another example of how shared facilities can provide an inclusive environment that benefits whole communities, particularly in high-growth areas such as Wyndham Vale.”