Better facilities are on their way for students at Hampton Park Primary School with the appointment of an architect to design the school’s important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
State Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas, announced that Ed Ewers Architecture will design works to be undertaken at Hampton Park Primary School to deliver a new school community hub.
The Victorian Government’s Minor Capital Works Fund has provided $264,625 from the State Budget 2020/21 to go towards the new community hub space, which will provide a new enhanced learning environment for students.
Schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects that improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.
The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund, bringing the total investment in the fund to $90 million.
In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:
“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Gary Maas MP:
“Hampton Park Primary is such a popular school and I’m so glad to see funding allocated from the State Budget to improve the school’s facilities.”
“This funding will continue supporting the school’s staff and teachers with the facilities they need to provide a fantastic education for our students.”
“The appointment of Ed Ewers Architecture is another step to another upgrade at another great local school. This state government will continue to deliver for our students, teachers and community.”
4 August 2021