UPGRADING STOCKDALE ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL BRICK BY BRICK

Thursday, 20th May 2021

Traralgon students at Stockdale Road Primary will learn in first-rate classrooms, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to roll out the next phase of our school building boom.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced that Traralgon’s Stockdale Road Primary School will receive a $10.03 million upgrade, as part of the Victorian Budget 2021/22.

The funding will provide a new competition-grade gymnasium, as well as additional art facilities and upgrades to site infrastructure and toilets.

The Budget invests $1.6 billion to build new schools and improve existing schools around the state – making sure our kids have the bright futures they deserve.

Not only will this investment ensure great local schools, it will also create more than 3,500 new jobs in construction and associated industries, including more than 2,900 jobs in metropolitan Melbourne and around 615 jobs in regional Victoria.

In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools, more than 1,700 school upgrades – creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP:

 “This is a really significant upgrade for a wonderful local school, and another part of our record investment in the Latrobe Valley. There’s a clear link between great facilities and student outcomes, and staff and teachers also deserve bright, modern and fit-for-purpose workplaces.”

 “I can’t wait to see construction get underway – by investing in new and upgraded school buildings and facilities, we’re also investing in our kids – and in our state’s recovery.”