Schools in Werribee are among more than 250 across the state to receive a boost to essential maintenance projects, thanks to the Victorian Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced schools in Werribee 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 Thomas Chirnside Primary School and Werribee Secondary College.

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.

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 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.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“This investment ensures students in Werribee can learn in safe settings that complement the top-class education we are committed to providing.”

“I’m delighted to see Werribee share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance projects off the ground.”