BUILDING BETTER SCHOOLS FOR KNOX

Students across the Ferntree Gully Electorate will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools, thanks to the Victorian Government.

Member Shaun Leane today announced schools were among 180 schools across Victoria to share in $2.85 million of 2019-20 Planned Maintenance Program funding to help address their various maintenance needs.

The Planned Maintenance Program provides funding for vital maintenance activities based on need.

A new evaluation system was put in place last year to provide more up-to-date information of the condition of school infrastructure to create a more timely and targeted allocation of Planned Maintenance Program funding.

The Andrews Labor Government has already invested more than $3.8 billion to deliver new schools and more than 1,300 school upgrades, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.

The Victorian School Building Authority will now start working with Eastern Metropolitan schools to determine the scope of their maintenance needs and how they can best be delivered.

Ferntree Gully Electorate schools receiving funding are as follows:

  • Kent Park Primary School-$15,000
  • Regency Park Primary School-$10,000
  • Templeton Primary School-$25,000

 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:

“All Victorian students, including those in Eastern Metropolitan Region should have access to a great school no matter where they live – so we are investing in important maintenance to schools so students have the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments so students have every opportunity to reach their full potential.”

 Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane

“Eastern Metro schools do everything possible to get the most out of their students, so it is wonderful news that they are among the schools set to share in this maintenance funding.”