Monday 18 May 2020

The Andrews Labor Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School will share in $388.8 million for 57 upgrade and modernisation projects at schools across Victoria. This includes all school upgrades the Labor Government committed to at the 2018 election.

Following previous investment of $3.451 million, an additional $10 million for Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School will deliver the next stage of the masterplan, including construction of the Middle Years Learning Building and Specialist Spaces.

This project is part of the Victorian Government’s Building Works package, which will deliver $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work across our state.

The package includes a $1.18 billion education building program will also build new schools, deliver and refurbish relocatable classrooms and make schools more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.

Together, the projects will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs in communities across Victoria.

This $1.18 billion education building program is in addition to the $6.1 billion invested by the Victorian Government on delivering school upgrades since 2014, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so everyone can get a great education, no matter their background or where they live.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“This investment will upgrade our schools, create thousands of jobs and help our economy recover from coronavirus.”

 “We’re investing record funding in education so all people in the Yarra Ranges, regardless of their background or circumstances, get a world-class education.”

“The project at Yarra Ranges Special Development School is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”