Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas, today announced Hampton Park Primary School has been allocated $264,625 as part of the fund to fast-track a priority project, supporting local jobs through Victoria’s economic recovery.
Funding will go towards upgrading the facilities at the school with the creation of a new ‘Community Hub’ space that will enhance the learning and social environment for students, teachers and locals too. This will be a welcome addition to the campus.
Last month, the State Government invested more than $3 billion in school upgrades through the Victorian Budget 2020/21, including $1.1 billion as part of the previously announced Building Works Package, with a further $1.9 billion to roll out the next phase of the school building boom.
This extra $1.9 billion investment will support more than 6,400 in construction and supply chain jobs, including more than 4,830 jobs related to projects in metropolitan Melbourne and more than 1,570 jobs related to projects in regional Victoria.
While much of this Budget funding went towards new schools and major upgrades to existing schools, this Minor Capital Works Fund is delivering smaller projects that also make a big difference to local schools. Projects will commence from early 2021.
Victoria’s school building boom is the biggest in the country. More importantly, it will mean our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.
The Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades in the past five years.
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.”
"Whether it is upgrading toilets or building a new fence – this is all about making sure our students have the facilities they need.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Gary Maas MP
“Hampton Park Primary School is a great local school and I am looking forward to seeing the development of this new space which will benefit the entire community.”
“Economic recovery means looking after local jobs by continuing to build the Education State. Supporting our local schools helps gets the whole community back on track.”
3 December 2020