Students and the wider community can now enjoy new first-rate performing arts and sports facilities at Upwey High School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to officially open its new multipurpose building, which includes a competition-grade gymnasium featuring four basketball courts, impressive new performing arts spaces and administration wing.
The new facilities will also be enjoyed by the wider hills community. This includes the Sherbrooke Amateur Basketball Association using the four court gym and the creation of a new home at the Dandenong Ranges Music Council.
The Labor Government has invested $26.8 million to modernise and upgrade Upwey High School since 2016.
Students and staff can look forward to further upgrades, with the school’s old stadium to be demolished and replaced with a science, technology and arts centre, set to open in 2021. Existing buildings are also being refurbished as part of the works.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and education.
It has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs, and committed to opening 100 new schools by 2026 to ensure all families have access to a great local school.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“It is wonderful to see this impressive new building open at Upwey High School, giving staff and students the modern facilities they deserve.”
“With these new sporting and performing arts spaces not just to be enjoyed by students but the wider community Upwey High School will become an even greater community hub.”