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

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.”