Monday, 30 October 2017

Students at Boolarra Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $235,000 upgrade due to get underway shortly.

Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region today announced that Farnham Developments has been awarded the construction contract.

The $235,000 project includes $85,000 for storm water infrastructure and $150,000 for the roof and façade.

The Andrews 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.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has created more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs to ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

To find out more about new schools and upgrades to schools in Gippsland visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

This is an exciting day for Boolarra and I have been proud to advocate for the community and school this year to secure the funding required for this project.”

“The community of Boolarra will finally have the modern facilities they deserve to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”

“We are making a record investment in school infrastructure to ensure that all Victorian students have the opportunity get a first class education that will help them on their path to a great career.”