Students in Pakenham Hills Primary can look forward to enjoying brand new equipment and play opportunities with the Andrews Labor Government completing an upgrade at Pakenham Hills Primary School.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced works are now complete on Pakenham Hills Primary School’s new play equipment. The Labor Government provided $107,165 in funding for the school in order to install the new equipment in two playgrounds, creating an improved play environment for the students.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, this fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Victoria’s school building boom is all about making sure our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“This fantastic project is part of this Government’s commitment to ensuring that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Thanks to the support of the Andrews Government, local families and children will be enjoying new play equipment at Pakenham Hills Primary School next term.”

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