SCHOOLS TO SHARE IN $515M STATEWIDE MAINTENANCE BLITZ
Monday, 2 September 2019
Eastern Victoria schools will get a share of $515 million in the single largest, statewide boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing, said this funding will support schools across the electorate to ensure every student can attend a great local government primary, secondary or specialist school by tackling maintenance issues proactively.
In the Evelyn Electorate 18 schools will benefit from $1,908,549.00 and in the Gembrook Electorate, 17 schools will share in $$2,228,659.00 See table at end of release.
The investment will more than double funding for maintenance at Victoria’s state schools over the next two financial years, with more than $300 million to be invested in 2019/20 and $290 million in 2020/21.
It will enables schools to do essential works such as painting, replacing carpet and windows, landscaping, tree inspections and maintenance of infrastructure like septic systems and water services.
This increased investment will enable principals to get on with the job of leading Victoria’s schools, by providing more funds to maintain the state’s 36,000 school buildings, while supporting schools to cater to the 115,000 additional students who are expected to enter the education system over the next five years.
The package complements the Labor Government’s recent initiatives to support schools to manage and maintain their facilities, including the Rolling Facilities Evaluation and the rollout of maintenance plans for each school.
The Labor Government is investing $170.5 million in emergency and incident response over five years, including an extra $57.8 million to address issues such as septic system failure, termite damage, mould, roof and floor damage, and $76.4 million to respond to unforeseen incidents and events such as storms, fire or flooding.
Schools in some of the state’s highest-risk bushfire areas will also have access to more funds to ensure they are ‘bushfire ready’, thanks to $44.2 million over five years for fire preparedness activities like vegetation removal.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing
“We know students get the most out of their education when they have safe, modern classrooms to learn in, and first-rate facilities the school community can feel proud of.”
“The Victorian Government is investing $515 million in our state schools to ensure our students can attend a great local school and get a great education.”
|School Number||School||Amount Funded|
|876||Lilydale Primary School||$ 51,069|
|1033||Wandin Yallock Primary School||$ 63,168|
|1034||Yering Primary School||$ 41,576|
|2820||Seville Primary School||$ 65,893|
|2956||Gruyere Primary School||$ 56,060|
|3642||Mount Evelyn Primary School||$ 86,085|
|3892||Wandin North Primary School||$ 69,361|
|5009||Manchester Primary School||$ 51,745|
|5011||Bimbadeen Heights Primary School||$ 69,656|
|5048||Birmingham Primary School||$ 120,029|
|5057||Victoria Road Primary School||$ 55,754|
|5127||Coldstream Primary School||$ 79,050|
|5194||Chirnside Park Primary School||$ 70,533|
|5241||Rolling Hills Primary School||$ 103,305|
|5246||Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School||$ 136,137|
|7219||Lilydale Heights College||$ 155,966|
|7995||Lilydale High School||$ 331,729|
|8071||Mooroolbark College||$ 301,432|
|School Number||School||Amount Funded|
|40||Berwick Primary School||$ 123,031|
|1697||Harkaway Primary School||$ 197,079|
|2506||Gembrook Primary School||$ 77,551|
|2560||Beaconsfield Upper Primary School||$ 313,418|
|2742||Officer Primary School||$ 50,771|
|3033||Beaconsfield Primary School||$ 108,704|
|3381||Emerald Primary School||$ 91,083|
|3535||Cockatoo Primary School||$ 79,333|
|5213||Berwick Lodge Primary School||$ 85,829|
|5370||Pakenham Hills Primary School||$ 93,221|
|5527||Pakenham Primary School||$ 81,181|
|5550||Officer Specialist School||$ 106,189|
|5563||Bridgewood Primary School||$ 59,092|
|7603||Berwick Secondary College||$ 255,900|
|8707||Emerald Secondary College||$ 190,917|
|8865||Nossal High School||$ 158,696|
|8907||Officer Secondary College||$ 156,663|