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Students in Hepburn will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced Hepburn Primary School is among 78 schools to share in $5.94 million of Planned Maintenance Program (PMP) funding to help address their maintenance needs.

Hepburn Primary will receive $20,000 to carry out high priority maintenance, including floor repairs, painting, skylight repair and surface treatments.

The PMP provides funding for vital maintenance activities based on need.

A new evaluation system was put in place in 2018 to provide more precise information on the condition of school infrastructure to create timely and targeted allocation of PMP funding.

Last year, every Victorian school shared in $515 million as part of the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken.

This funding is ensuring existing buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.

Today’s investment is in addition to the more than $7.2 billion already invested in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“This investment in Hepburn Primary is about making sure all of our schools are well maintained and safe, so students learn in the best possible environment.”

 “Hepburn Primary is a fantastic local school, so it’s wonderful news that they are among the schools set to share in this vital maintenance funding.”