CONSTRUCTION TO START ON DAYLESFORD UPGRADE

Students at Daylesford Secondary College are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $10 million upgrade due to get underway shortly.

State Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP today visited the school to announce that Melbcon Pty Ltd has been awarded the construction contract, with work to begin in the new year.

The $10 million project will upgrade the school in three stages.

Stage 1 will construct a new building that will house science, technology art, home eco, textiles and associated landscaping, in addition to a new music building. This stage will also include the refurbishment of a new innovation centre for automotive, woodwork, metalwork, and graphics.

Stage 2 will construct a new learning centre (library and general purpose classrooms) and associated landscaping .

Stage 3 will include works to the new car park and entry, landscaping to the new central courtyard.

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

There are now 42 new government schools and hundreds of school upgrades in the construction pipeline following the Labor Government’s record $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.

This school building boom will create 4000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

To find out more about new schools and upgrades to schools in the Hepburn and Macedon region visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“This is an exciting day for Daylesford and I have been proud to work so closely with the community and school to secure the funding for this project.”

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”

“Daylesford Secondary College will finally have the modern facilities they deserve to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”