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|
Reviewed 19 August 2020