Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Berwick students will soon have better school facilities to assist in their learning, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today visited Berwick Secondary College to tour its $1.5 million upgrade, which will include a new community well-being hub.

The building will include:

  • consultation spaces
  • multi-purpose spaces
  • quiet reflection spaces
  • communal cooking facilities focused on re-engaging students with education
  • a new sick bay
  • nurse’s office
  • GP consulting room
  • store and accessible amenities

This facility will be used by various community partners, creating a hub of support for wellbeing, mental health and domestic violence education in the Casey area.

The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.