SPRUCING UP MORE SCHOOLS IN WERRIBEE
As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more Werribee schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced 3 schools in Werribee will share in more than $18.6 million to fast-track their highest priority project through this year’s second round of the Labor Government’s $90 million fund.
The fund builds on the Labor Government’s extensive investment in government school facilities to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools – making sure every student and staff member has a safe and comfortable place to teach and learn.
Funded projects in Werribee include oval upgrades for Werribee Primary School and Wyndham Vale Primary School, and a playground upgrade for Little River Primary School.
More than 300 Victorian government schools have already received $70 million through the first round of the Minor Capital Works Fund to upgrade toilet amenities and roofs, improve playgrounds, refurbish classrooms and upgrade ovals.
In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating more than 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.
With 62 schools opening between 2019 and 2024, the Government is well ahead in its work to open 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every Victorian child has access to a great local school.
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Every student should have the best local school facilities, 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 local jobs for Victorians.”
Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Whether it’s upgrading toilets or building a new fence – this is all about making sure our students have the facilities they need to learn in a safe and comfortable environment.”