Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced twenty schools across the Latrobe Valley & West Gippsland will be allocated funding totalling $4,014,352 to fast-track priority projects, supporting local jobs through Victoria’s economic recovery.

Funding will go towards upgrading school facilities, landscaping, building additional shade & shelter areas, upgrading ovals & sporting facilities, and installing new play equipment.

The following schools will receive funding:

School Funding Amount Project
Boolarra Primary School $73,120.00 Construction of sail structure
Glengarry Primary School $160,165.00 Landscaping works
Grey Street Primary School (Traralgon) $428,125.00 Construction of undercover shelter area over existing courtyard
Newborough East Primary School $71,165.00 Roof and gutter repairs
Newborough Primary School $276,165.00 Fence upgrade
Toongabbie Primary School $244,125.00 Upgrade of outdoor sports court area including resurfacing
Traralgon South Primary School $190,665.00 Replacement and upgrade of septic system
Tyers Primary School $487,125.00 Oval upgrade including resurfacing
Yinnar Primary School $463,125.00 Toilet upgrades to support amenity, hygiene and accessibility
Bona Vista Primary School $406,125.00 Basketball court upgrade
Bunyip Primary School $52,120.00 Fence upgrade
Darnum Primary School $312,165.00 Construction of shelter over basketball courts
Drouin Primary School $443,665.00 Basketball court upgrade, including shelter
Drouin South Primary School $29,120.00 Toilet refurbishment to improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene
Jindivick Primary School $52,120.00 Outdoor resurfacing works
Moe (South Street) Primary School $29,120.00 Upgrade to outdoor classroom
Nar Nar Goon Primary School $48,120.00 Toilet refurbishment to improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene
Ripplebrook Primary School $78,772.00 Playground upgrade to support opportunities for students to exercise and play
Tanjil South Primary School $65,120.00 Upgrade playground equipment
Warragul & District Specialist School $104,125.00 Upgrade external and internal fencing


Last month, the Labor Government invested more than $3 billion in school upgrades through the Victorian Budget 2020/21.

While much of this funding went towards new schools and major upgrades to existing schools, this fund is delivering smaller projects that also make a big difference to local schools. Projects will commence from early 2021.

Victoria’s school building boom is the biggest in the country. More importantly, it’ll mean our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.

In the past five years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.

 Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”

“Whether it is upgrading toilets or building a new fence – this is all about making sure our students have the facilities they need.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

 “We are making sure that students in the Latrobe Valley & West Gippsland have access to the best school facilities and a great education.”

“This investment is vital to Gippsland’s economic recovery and creating jobs in the Education State.”