Carnegie Primary School students are a step closer to having the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos visited Carnegie Primary School today to view the final designs for the school’s $5.5 million upgrade.
The project will provide students with a new games hall building, which will act as a centralised hub for sports, music, drama and art including a competition-size stadium as well as a new canteen.
The school’s classrooms, outdoors landscaping and administration areas will also be significantly upgraded.
The Labor Government invested $4 million in last year’s Budget and $1.5 million in this year’s Budget to enable the transformation of Carnegie Primary School to take place.
A tender for a builder is now open, with construction expected to start later this year.
The project is part of the Government’s $2.5 billion Education State investment to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.
This school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Our investment will mean the high quality teaching at Carnegie Primary School is matched by first-rate classrooms and school facilities.”
“The new games hall will be a wonderful sporting and performing arts facility for both the school and wider Carnegie community.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos
“Carnegie Primary School is a wonderful school and these new and improved facilities will be something the entire community can be proud of.”
“I can’t wait to stop by the school again to see the new games hall and canteen as well as the upgrades to existing classrooms and outdoors areas.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020