New Buildings For 21 Schools

10 May 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $53.1 million in brand new buildings for 21 schools across Victoria.

Minister for Education James Merlino visited Glengala/Sunshine West Primary School this week to announce the third round of schools set to receive new buildings as part of the Labor Government’s Asbestos Removal Program.

The Glengala/Sunshine West Primary School will receive $4.3 million to replace the North Wing with a brand new permanent building. This is in addition to the nearly completed South Wing, which was announced in the first round of funding.

Architect-designed permanent modular buildings offer a fast and efficient solution for schools needing to replace older buildings containing asbestos that may pose a risk in the future.

They are built off-site and delivered to schools so teaching is not interrupted. The Victorian School Building Authority will work with schools on building details such as colour and location.

47 schools are now receiving major upgrades as part of the program.

Since coming to government, the Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state. This is in stark contrast to the Liberals and Nationals who left our schools to crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from our education system.

The Labor Government’s school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are improving school infrastructure across Victoria so every student has the opportunity to get the most out of their education.”

“Using permanent modular buildings increases flexibility for schools and reduces the interruptions to students, staff and teaching programs.”

Quote attributable to Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson

“This will provide a much-needed boost for this school with new facilities on site quickly with minimal disruptions for students.”

Asbestos Removal Program - Round 3 modular funding

School name Building name TEI ($m)
Ainslie Parklands Primary School Block A $ 2,726,000
Beaumaris Primary School Block C $ 2,644,000
Boisdale Consolidated School Building B and Staff Room/Library $ 1,567,000
Fish Creek and District Primary School Main Building $ 758,000
Foster Primary School Block C and Block D (Multipurpose) $ 1,733,000
Glengala/Sunshine West Primary School North Wing $ 4,314,240
Great Ryrie Primary School Block G $ 2,630,000
Langwarrin Primary School Block A $ 4,032,000
Mont Albert Primary School Classroom $ 2,091,000
Mount Eliza Primary School Block A $ 2,940,000
Naranga Special School Junior Block $ 3,228,000
Newborough Primary School Block A $ 1,831,000
Norwood Secondary College Library $ 2,676,000
Red Hill Consolidated School Block B (Partial Demolition) $ 1,670,000
Regency Park Primary School Library $ 1,093,000
St Albans North Primary School Block B $ 1,690,642
Templestowe College Resource Centre $ 3,245,000
Vermont Secondary College Block C $ 4,873,000
Warragul North Primary School Block A $ 5,009,000
Warrnambool Primary School Block D $ 739,000
Yarra Glen Primary School Block B $ 1,621,000
TOTAL $ 53,110,882

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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