WORK STARTS ON BEACONSFIELD SCHOOL UPGRADE

Monday 26th April 2021

Better facilities are on their way for students at Beaconsfield Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced works are underway at Beaconsfield Primary School to deliver retaining walls along a covered walkway

The Labor Government has provided $23,620 to this project

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.

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

Projects through the Minor Capital Works Fund will be progressively delivered with all projects to be completed by the end of 2022.

The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invests $70 million in the new Minor Capital Works Fund, which includes $20 million as previously announced as part of the Building Works Package.

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

“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.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We’re determined to continue our investment into school upgrades and improvements across Eastern Victoria, to provide modern, fit-for-purpose and accessible learning environments which support teachers, staff and every student, including at Beaconsfield Primary.”

“These retaining walls are an important part of delivering safe and durable facilities that will enhance existing amenities at the school as part of the Minor Capital Works Fund.”