Ridding Victorian Schools Of Asbestos

More Victorian students will be safe from asbestos thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Acting Minister for Education Jenny Mikakos today announced the next 119 schools to undergo the removal of asbestos that may pose a risk in the future.

Under the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program, $1.6 million will be invested to remove asbestos from 119 schools in the regional centres of Wodonga, Wangaratta and Shepparton, as well as parts of Melbourne’s east.

The program of works will start during the current school holidays and be completed by early next year.

Works to be carried out include removing asbestos from cabinets and safes along with the removal and reinstatement of some cement sheet ceilings, walls and eaves.

The Government undertook an extensive, state-wide audit of 1,712 government schools, which found 497 schools contained high-risk asbestos. This high-risk asbestos was removed from all of these schools by March 2016.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 included $85 million for the next phase of the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program.

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Education Jenny Mikakos

“We are delivering on our promise and removing asbestos from more Victorian schools.”

“There’s nothing more important than the health and safety of our kids and we are getting on with the job of ridding schools of this harmful product.”

List of the next schools to undergo asbestos removal

School

Campus

Funding

Andersons Creek Primary School Andersons Creek Primary School  $        23,000
Appin Park Primary School Appin Park Primary School  $          8,000
Ashburton Primary School Ashburton Primary School  $        15,000
Ashwood School Ashwood School  $        10,000
Auburn Primary School Auburn Primary School  $        13,000
Avenel Primary School Avenel Primary School  $          5,000
Balwyn High School Balwyn High School  $        40,000
Balwyn North Primary School Balwyn North Primary School  $        25,000
Belmore School Belmore School  $        33,000
Benalla P-12 College Waller Street Campus  $        10,000
Birmingham Primary School Birmingham Primary School  $        25,000
Blackburn Primary School Blackburn Primary School  $        10,000
Boronia K-12 College Rangeview Campus  $        10,000
Broadford Primary School Broadford Primary School  $        14,000
Buxton Primary School Buxton Primary School  $          5,000
Camberwell South Primary School Camberwell South Primary School  $          5,000
Chiltern Primary School Chiltern Primary School  $        12,000
Clayton North Primary School Clayton North Primary School  $        22,000
Cobram and District Specialist School Cobram and District Specialist School  $          5,000
Cockatoo Primary School Cockatoo Primary School  $        45,000
Croydon Special Developmental School Croydon Special Developmental School  $        15,000
Currawa Primary School Currawa Primary School  $          5,000
Deepdene Primary School Deepdene Primary School  $        13,000
Donburn Primary School Donburn Primary School  $          5,000
Donvale Primary School Donvale Primary School  $        18,000
Eastern Ranges School Eastern Ranges School  $          5,000
Eastwood Primary School Eastwood Primary School  $        10,000
Emerald Primary School Emerald Primary School  $        10,000
Emerald Secondary College Emerald Secondary College  $        30,000
Falls Creek Primary School Falls Creek Primary School  $        10,000
Ferntree Gully North Primary School Ferntree Gully North Primary School  $        10,000
Ferny Creek Primary School Ferny Creek Primary School  $        10,000
Forest Hill College Forest Hill College  $        20,000
Gembrook Primary School Gembrook Primary School  $          5,000
Gladysdale Primary School Gladysdale Primary School  $        10,000
Glen Iris Primary School Glen Iris Primary School  $        13,000
Glenferrie Primary School Glenferrie Primary School  $        10,000
Greta Valley Primary School Greta Valley Primary School  $        20,000
Gruyere Primary School Gruyere Primary School  $        15,000
Guthrie Street Primary School Shepparton Guthrie Street Primary School  $        20,000
Hawthorn West Primary School Hawthorn West Primary School  $        15,000
Healesville Primary School Healesville Primary School  $        13,000
Heany Park Primary School Heany Park Primary School  $        25,000
Heathmont College Waters Grove Campus  $          5,000
Invergordon Primary School Invergordon Primary School  $        10,000
Jells Park Primary School Jells Park Primary School  $        24,000
Kalinda Primary School Kalinda Primary School  $        25,000
Karoo Primary School Karoo Primary School  $        15,000
Kialla Central Primary School Kialla Central Primary School  $          5,000
Kialla West Primary School Kialla West Primary School  $        10,000
Kilmore Primary School Kilmore Primary School  $          5,000
Kinglake Primary School Kinglake Primary School  $        10,000
Knox Gardens Primary School Knox Gardens Primary School  $        20,000
Launching Place Primary School Launching Place Primary School  $        10,000
Lilydale Primary School Lilydale Primary School  $        10,000
Marlborough Primary School Marlborough Primary School  $        14,000
Merrigum Primary School Merrigum Primary School  $        22,000
Mooroolbark College Mooroolbark College  $        21,000
Mooroopna North Primary School Mooroopna North Primary School  $        12,000
Mooroopna Park Primary School Mooroopna Park Primary School  $          5,000
Mooroopna Primary School Mooroopna Primary School  $        37,500
Mount Beauty Secondary College Mount Beauty Secondary College  $          5,000
Mount Dandenong Primary School Mount Dandenong Primary School  $        18,000
Mount Evelyn Primary School Mount Evelyn Primary School  $          5,000
Mount Waverley Primary School Mount Waverley Primary School  $        15,000
Moyhu Primary School Moyhu Primary School  $        10,000
Mulgrave Primary School Mulgrave Primary School  $        15,000
Nagambie Primary School Nagambie Primary School  $        14,000
Oakleigh South Primary School Oakleigh South Primary School  $        15,000
Orrvale Primary School Orrvale Primary School  $        15,000
Osbornes Flat Primary School Osbornes Flat Primary School  $          5,000
Park Orchards Primary School Park Orchards Primary School  $        20,000
Park Ridge Primary School Park Ridge Primary School  $        22,000
Parkmore Primary School Parkmore Primary School  $        21,000
Porepunkah Primary School Porepunkah Primary School  $        22,000
Pyalong Primary School Pyalong Primary School  $          5,000
Rolling Hills Primary School Rolling Hills Primary School  $          5,000
Rosebud Secondary College Rosebud Secondary College  $        20,000
Rutherglen Primary School Rutherglen Primary School  $          5,000
Sassafras Primary School Sassafras Primary School  $          5,000
Scoresby Primary School Scoresby Primary School  $        26,000
Selby Primary School Selby Primary School  $          5,000
Shepparton East Primary School Shepparton East Primary School  $          5,000
Springhurst Primary School Springhurst Primary School  $        10,000
Surrey Hills Primary School Surrey Hills Primary School  $          5,000
Syndal South Primary School Syndal South Primary School  $        20,000
Talgarno Primary School Talgarno Primary School  $          5,000
Tallarook Primary School Tallarook Primary School  $          5,000
Tallygaroopna Primary School Tallygaroopna Primary School  $          5,000
Tawonga Primary School Tawonga Primary School  $          5,000
The Patch Primary School The Patch Primary School  $        13,000
Toolangi Primary School Toolangi Primary School  $          5,000
Undera Primary School Undera Primary School  $          5,000
Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School  $        15,000
Upper Plenty Primary School Upper Plenty Primary School  $        10,000
Verney Road School Verney Road School  $        15,000
Waaia Yalca South Primary School Waaia Yalca South Primary School  $        15,000
Wahgunyah Primary School Wahgunyah Primary School  $          5,000
Wallan Primary School Wallan Primary School  $        15,000
Wallan Secondary College Wallan Secondary College  $        10,000
Wandin North Primary School Wandin North Primary School  $          5,000
Wandin Yallock Primary School Wandin Yallock Primary School  $          5,000
Wanganui Park Secondary College Wanganui Park Secondary College  $        15,000
Wangaratta Primary School Wangaratta Primary School  $          5,000
Warranwood Primary School Warranwood Primary School  $          5,000
Wattle View Primary School Wattle View Primary School  $        20,000
Waverley Meadows Primary School Waverley Meadows Primary School  $          5,000
Willowmavin Primary School Willowmavin Primary School  $          5,000
Wilmot Road Primary School Shepparton Wilmot Road Primary School Shepparton  $        18,000
Wodonga Middle Years College Flying Fruit Fly Circus School  $          5,000
Wodonga Senior Secondary College Shepparton Flexible Learning Centre  $          5,000
Wodonga South Primary School Wodonga South Primary School  $          5,000
Wodonga West Primary School Wodonga West Primary School  $        21,000
Wooragee Primary School Wooragee Primary School  $        10,000
Wunghnu Primary School Wunghnu Primary School  $          5,000
Yarra Junction Primary School Yarra Junction Primary School  $        18,000
Yarrawonga College P-12 Tom Street Campus  $        49,000
Yering Primary School Yering Primary School  $        37,000
Zeerust Primary School Zeerust Primary School  $          5,000