The Andrews Labor Government will invest $5.04million in two Maroondah Primary Schools as part of its program to remove asbestos contained in old school buildings, and replace them with brand new facilities.

Shaun Leane MP announced today that Croydon Primary School would receive $2.296million and Ringwood Heights Primary School would receive $2.744million

Students in Croydon and Ringwood will soon get a brand new modular school building thanks to an innovative new school building program.

As part of the Asbestos Removal Program, poor condition buildings containing asbestos will be demolished and replaced with permanent modular buildings. This will reduce planning and building times, and mean less disruption to students, staff and teaching programs.

The architecturally-designed permanent modular buildings offer a fast and efficient solution for schools needing to replace older buildings containing asbestos.

The School’s will work with the Victorian School Building Authority over coming weeks to ensure a smooth delivery of this major upgrade. These new buildings are built off-site and delivered to schools so teaching is not interrupted and on-site safety risks are reduced.

This is part of the Labor Government’s $155 million program for asbestos removal and building replacement.

A state-wide audit of 1,712 government schools was conducted and 497 schools were found to contain high-risk asbestos, which was removed by March 2016.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“We are delivering on the promises we have made to local families to improve education infrastructure in the area, the two school communities will greatly benefit from this these projects.”

“Using modular buildings increases flexibility for schools and reduces the interruptions to students, staff and teaching programs.”