New Gisborne Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced the upgrade, with $83,000 allocated to fund the Solar PV project at the school, allowing Gisborne Primary School to reap the benefits of renewable solar energy.

These panels will produce around 75kw, meaning the vast majority of power at New Gisborne will be renewable, saving the school around $20,000 in electricity bills annually. These savings can be invested in better school facilities and programs.

The Labor Government is working to strengthen community pride in schools and build the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The project is part of a $3.8 billion investment by the Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools.

The school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

For further information about the Andrews Labor Government’s record school construction and upgrade program visit the Victorian School Building Authority website:

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“Not only will this reduce the school’s carbon footprint, but will save thousands of dollars a year in energy bills.” 

“It’s fantastic to see New Gisborne Primary School and the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group partner to put power back into the hands of our community.”

 Quote attributable to President of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, Peter Lane

“’Solar power for schools is a no-brainer. Savings on electricity bills can pay off the capital cost within five years. Savings on CO2 save our planet!” 

“The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group was proud to have conducted the feasibility study, met with the Victorian School Building Authority and have championed school solar with our local member Mary-Anne Thomas.”