Better facilities are on their way for students at Nar Nar Goon 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 Nar Nar Goon Primary School to deliver refurbishments to the school’s toilets to improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene.

The Labor Government has provided $48,120 towards 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

“It’s so important that students, staff and teachers have modern and fit for purpose bathrooms and toilets at school, and that kids aren’t reluctant to use facilities because they are outdated or inaccessible. I’m really glad to see these works are underway – they will make a real and positive difference.”