New Double-Storey Classrooms For Expanding Schools

28 August 2018

Nine schools across Victoria will get state-of-the-art, double-storey classrooms to meet growing student enrolment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $8.9 million to provide additional classrooms to help address enrolment pressures created by the state’s expanding population.

Nine modern double-storey classrooms will be installed and open for students in the nine selected schools by Term 1, 2019.

The double-storey classrooms incorporate the latest innovations to provide teachers and students with modern learning environments, including:

  • Double-glazed windows and improved insulation to reduce heat loss
  • Special wall and ceiling linings to reduce internal noise reverberation
  • Energy efficient design
  • External window shades.

It is anticipated that the 2018-19 relocatable building program will create around 120 jobs in manufacturing and related industries.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The project is part of a $3.8 billion investment by the Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“The new, state-of-the-art classrooms provide a cost-effective, fast and flexible option to respond to the growing needs of local schools.”

“We’re delivering modern, multi-storey classrooms because we know that quality infrastructure gives our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best.”

Schools to receive double-storey classrooms

Truganina P-9 College

Melton South Primary School

Gisborne Primary School

Northcote High School

Williamstown North Primary School

Serpell Primary School

Gladstone Park Secondary College

Milgate Primary School

Toorak Primary School

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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