MACEDON SCHOOLS RECEIVE $435,000 TO SUPPORT VITAL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Schools in Macedon will receive a boost to undertake essential maintenance projects, with the Victorian Government funding hundreds of projects making the state’s schools better places to teach and learn.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced seven schools in the area were among 207 to share in more than $17 million in Term 3 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP).

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

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Bolinda Primary School:
Bolinda Primary School has been allocated a total of $105,000. This includes $95,000 for high priority maintenance works on the school’s Shelter in Place building. These works will be delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority on behalf of the school. This also includes $10,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including external surface re-varnishing, sink repair, wall cladding repair and wall repainting.

Coimadai Primary School:
Coimadai Primary School has been allocated a total of $35,000. This includes $15,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including air conditioning repair, door repair, external surface repainting, external surface re-varnishing, fascia repainting, handrail repair, hot water system repair, shade structure repair, shade structure replacement, wall cladding repair and wall repainting. This also includes $20,000 for high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment to address the school’s roof and structural issues.

Darraweit Guim Primary School:
Darraweit Guim Primary School has been allocated a total of $60,000. This includes $15,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including ceiling repair, external fixture re-varnishing, external surface re-varnishing, fascia repainting, floor re-varnishing, handrail repair, shade structure repair, sink repair, stair repair, wall cladding repair and wall repainting. This also includes $45,000 for high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment to address the school’s roof issues.

Elphinstone Primary School Elphinstone:
Primary School has been allocated a total of $15,000. This includes $10,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including external surface re-varnishing, fascia repainting, louvre repair, shade structure repair, shade structure replacement, structural repair, wall cladding repair and wall repainting. This also includes $5,000 for high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment to address the school’s roof issues.

Langley Primary School:
Langley Primary School has been allocated a total of $120,000. This includes $110,000 for high priority maintenance works on the school’s Shelter in Place building. These works will be delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority on behalf of the school. This also includes $10,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including ceiling repair, door repair, handrail repair, wall cladding repair and wall repainting.

Mount Macedon Primary School:
Mount Macedon Primary School has been allocated a total of $85,000. This includes $70,000 for high priority maintenance works on the school’s Shelter in Place building. These works will be delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority on behalf of the school. This also includes $10,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Rolling Facilities Evaluation, including balustrade repair, downpipe repair, external surface repainting, floor re-varnishing, guttering repair, shade structure repair, structural repair and wall repainting. This also includes $5,000 for high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment to address the school’s roof issues.

Riddells Creek Primary School:
Riddells Creek Primary School has been allocated a total of $15,000. This includes $15,000 for high priority maintenance tasks identified in the school’s Specialist Assessment to address the school’s roof and structural issues.

Essential maintenance works are decided by using up-to-date information on the condition of schools to create a faster and more targeted allocation of investment.

More than $2.8 million of this vital funding will go towards maintenance of Shelter-in-Place buildings at 22 schools, which serve as a temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort.

This investment comes on top of more than $22 million already provided through Term 1 and Term 2 PMP allocations to make sure existing buildings at Victoria’s state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.

In the past seven years, the Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.

The Government’s work to 100 new schools by 2026 is well ahead of schedule – with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Investing in these vital maintenance works gives our state schools the support they need to make sure every student and teacher in the state has access to safe and modern learning environments.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“This investment ensures our local students can learn in safe settings that complement the top-class education we are committed to providing.”

“I’m delighted to see our amazing local schools share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance projects off the ground.”