Friday, 10 November 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $1.577 million in Liddiard Road Primary School as part of its program to remove asbestos from old school buildings, and replace them with brand new ones.

Students in Traralgon will soon get a brand new modular school building thanks to an innovative new school building program.

This $1.577 million is on top of the $790,000 provided to the school as part of the Latrobe Valley Package and $121,000 provided in through the Planned Maintenance Program.

Total funding for school infrastructure at Traralgon (Liddiard Road) Primary School under the Andrews Labor Government is now $2.488 million.

As part of the Asbestos Removal Program, poor condition buildings containing asbestos will be demolished and replaced with permanent modular buildings. This will reduce planning and building times, and mean less disruption to students, staff and teaching programs.

The architecturally-designed permanent modular buildings offer a fast and efficient solution for schools needing to replace older buildings containing asbestos.

Liddiard Road Primary School will work with the Victorian School Building Authority over coming weeks to ensure a smooth delivery of this major upgrade. These new buildings are built off-site and delivered to schools so teaching is not interrupted and on-site safety risks are reduced.

This is part of the Labor Government’s $155 million program for asbestos removal and building replacement.

A state-wide audit of 1,712 government schools was conducted and 497 schools were found to contain high-risk asbestos, which was removed by March 2016.

Further information about the program can be found here:School Buildings Website

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

“I can’t wait for this upgrade to Liddiard Road Primary School, and we are delivering on the promises we have made to local families to improve education infrastructure in the area.”

“Using modular buildings increases flexibility for schools and reduces the interruptions to students, staff and teaching programs.”