Students across Northern Victoria will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools, thanks to the Victorian Government.
Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria today announced Northern Victoria 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 Victorian School Building Authority will now start working with schools across Northern Victoria to determine the scope of their maintenance needs and how they can best be delivered.
Schools receiving funding in our region are as follows:
- Cardross Primary School
- Irymple South Primary School
- Nichols Point Primary School
- Ouyen P-12 College
- Echuca Primary School
- Echuca Specialist School
- Gunbower Primary School
- Cohuna Secondary College
- Kerang Primary School
- Koondrook Primary School
- Leitchville Primary School
- Lake Boga Primary School
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“It’s wonderful to see students across Northern Victoria achieving their best – and that’s why it’s important we make sure they have the facilities to reach their full potential.”
“That’s why this government is making sure schools across regional Victoria are getting their share of School Maintenance Funding.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:
“All Victorian students, including those in northern Victoria 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.”