Belmont High School Receives Funding Boost

19 May 2016

Planning for the upgrade and modernisation of buildings at Belmont High School will soon get underway following a $5 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government in the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

Treasurer Tim Pallas today met students and staff at Belmont High to discuss plans for the school’s upgrade, which will modernise and upgrade the school’s ageing buildings.

The funding boost is part of an unprecedented $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure, including a record $924 million for capital works and an extra $200 million for maintenance.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every student can get a great education, no matter where they live or what their background.

This starts with building, fixing and upgrading Victorian school infrastructure so students and teachers have the environment they need to achieve their best.

Throughout the state, hundreds of new school infrastructure projects, just like the one at Belmont High, are now set to get under way.

This increase is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Education State work to provide an extra $566 million to help schools break the cycle of disadvantage.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“We’re giving students in Geelong the world-class facilities they need to reach their full potential.”

“This funding will significantly upgrade Belmont High, giving local kids the facilities they need to learn, grow and prosper.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Kids can’t get a first-rate education in a second-rate classroom.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens

“Whether it’s boosting funding for teaching or rebuilding local schools, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering for the Geelong community.”

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