DAYLESFORD SECONDARY SUPPORTED TO KICK OFF MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Daylesford Secondary is among more than 40 across the state to receive a boost to essential
maintenance projects, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Daylesford Secondary is among 47
schools to share in $4.275 million in Term 2 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance
Program (PMP).

Daylesford Secondary College has been allocated a total of $55,000. This includes $40,000 to address
high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including beam
repair, benchtop repair, boiler repair, column repair, drinking tap repair, fascia repainting, floor
revarnishing, gate repair, gutter repair, roof repair, shade sail repair, timber repair, wall repainting,
wall repair and wall revarnishing. This also includes $15,000 for high priority maintenance tasks
identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment to address the school’s roof issues.

The program ensures schools can undertake essential work to grounds and classrooms such as fixing
roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as external
landscaping works like pathways and lighting.

Works are determined by a rolling facilities evaluation process, which provides up-to-date
information on the condition of schools to create a faster and more targeted allocation of PMP
funding.

Of this, more than $1.8 million will go towards maintenance of Shelter-in-Place buildings at 11
schools. These buildings serve as a temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until
emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort.

The funding is on top of $5.84 million already provided to 57 schools through Term 1 PMP
allocations and ensures existing buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and
properly maintained.

In the past eight years, the Victorian Government has invested $12.8 billion in building new schools
and more than 1,850 school upgrades, creating around 17,400 jobs in construction and associated
industries.

It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 75 new
schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

For a list of schools receiving funding under the Planned Maintenance Program, visit:
www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Planned-Maintenance-Funding

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“This investment ensures students in Daylesford can learn in safe settings that complement the topclass education already delivered at this public school.”

“I’m delighted to see Daylesford Secondary share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance
projects off the ground.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins:
“Investing in maintenance works means schools can tend to those essential projects that will ensure
our students and teachers have access to safe and modern learning environments.