Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Better facilities are on their way for students at Bunyip Primary, 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 Bunyip Primary School, to deliver an upgrade to fences across the school grounds.

The Labor Government has provided $52,120 to go towards the upgrades, which will deliver safer facilities for Bunyip students during pick up & drop off hours.

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 better, safer and more modern facilities for schools all over the state and these improvements will make a positive difference to students at Bunyip Primary.”

“With these works, Bunyip students and their families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities that all students deserve.”