Melton schools get upgrade funding

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed funding for Melton schools which are part of a 400 Victorian Schools Upgrade program.

Mr Nardella said:

Students at more than 400 schools across the state will soon have better classrooms and facilities, thanks to a funding boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance.

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mooroolbark College to announce it is one of the 436 schools across Victoria that will share in $41.6 million to upgrade old buildings under the Andrews Labor Government’s Planned Maintenance Program.

In Melton the following schools will receive:

  • Kurunjang PS  – $347,000
  • Melton West PS –  $162,000
  • Staughton College – $541,000
  • Wedge Park PS – $51,000

Total: $1.101 million

The Labor Government supports schools through the Planned Maintenance Program so that they can refurbish, demolish, or replace buildings that fall below minimum standards.

Sixty-five schools shared in $10.8 million under the first round of funding earlier this year, which was provided to complement major redevelopments or upgrades funded at those schools in the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

Today’s announcement means a total of 501 schools will share in a record investment of $52.4 million in school maintenance this year.

A list of schools to receive upgrades under round two of the Planned Maintenance Program is available at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Schools/Planned-Maintenance-Funding.aspx.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

There are now 42 new government schools and hundreds of school upgrades in the construction pipeline following the Government’s record $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.

This school building boom will create 4000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

Minister for Education James Merlino said:

“This funding boost will allow hundreds more Victorian schools to replace or upgrade buildings in poor condition so that our teachers and students have the first-rate facilities they deserve.”