The Andrews Labor Government will invest $53.1 million in brand new buildings for 21 schools across Victoria.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced three Maroondah schools would receive funding as part of the of the Labor Government’s Asbestos Removal Program.

  • Great Ryrie Primary School $2.63m to replace Block G
  • Ainslie Parklands Primary School $2.72m to replace Block A
  • Norwood Secondary College $2.67m to replace the Library

The projects will replace existing buildings with new permanent modular buildings. The project’s scope and size will be determined between the schools and the Victorian School Building Authority.

Architect-designed permanent modular buildings offer a fast and efficient solution for schools needing to replace older buildings containing asbestos that may pose a risk in the future.

They are built off-site and delivered to schools so teaching is not interrupted. The Victorian School Building Authority will work with schools on building details such as colour and location.

47 schools are now receiving major upgrades as part of the program.

Since coming to government, the Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state. This is in stark contrast to the Liberals and Nationals who left our schools to crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from our education system.

The Labor Government’s school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes Attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“We are improving school infrastructure across Victoria so every student has the opportunity to get the best education in great facilities.”

“Using permanent modular buildings increases flexibility for schools and means they can get the buildings they need quicker.”