Monday 24 February 2020

Yarra Ranges students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School to open its latest $1.11 million upgrade, which includes a rebuild of the administration building, including reception, staff lounge, offices, and toilets. This is part of a $4 million upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government at the school.

The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We’re ensuring that more local students across the Ranges have facilities that are modern, accessible and fit for purpose, and we’re also determined to make sure that students have the best teachers and staff to help them to reach their full potential.”

“This investment to improve facilities and classrooms at the Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School has made a huge and very positive difference to the everyday lives and achievements of students, staff and teachers.”