WORK STARTS ON RIPPLEBROOK SCHOOL UPGRADE

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Better facilities are on their way for students at Ripplebrook 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 Ripplebrook Primary School to deliver a new playground.

The Labor Government has provided $78,772 to go towards this project

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, 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 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

“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 in bright, accessible and modern facilities, classrooms and school environments, and this new playground for Ripplebrook will be a wonderful addition to an already great school.”