Swan Hill students will be among those at 90 schools across the state to benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that three schools across the Swan Hill region will share in more than $8.6 million of Planned Maintenance Program funding for essential work to grounds and classrooms such as fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as repairing landscaping like pathways and stairs.
- Swan Hill Primary School has been allocated a total of $30,000. This includes $15,000 to address high priority maintenance works identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including ceiling repair, downpipe repair, and external floor repainting/revarnishing. The school will also receive $15,000 for high priority works identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment. This will address the school’s roof plumbing issues.
- Swan Hill Specialist School will receive $15,000 to address high priority maintenance works identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including ceiling repair.
- Ultima Primary School has been allocated a total of $160,000 for high priority maintenance works on the school’s Shelter in Place building – and to address h works identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including external floor repainting/revarnishing, fascia replacement, and lighting repair.
The Planned Maintenance Program provides funding for vital maintenance works based on need.
Works are determined via an evaluation system designed to provide up-to-date information on the condition of school infrastructure and create a more timely and targeted allocation of PMP funding.
The system also allows for the timely scheduling of works to be completed.
Last year, every Victorian school shared in $515 million as part of the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken.
This funding is ensuring existing buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.
In the past five years, the Labor Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule on its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“This investment will ensure that principals, teachers and staff across the Swan Hill region have access to modern and safe spaces to foster the minds of our next generation and help them achieve their best.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“This program is about ensuring that every Victorian school is well maintained and safe to provide the best possible environment for students to learn in.”