UPGRADING MACEDON SCHOOLS BRICK BY BRICK

Students in Woodend will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work underway upgrading St Ambrose Primary School.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today turned the first sod to start construction on St Ambrose’s $3.2 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education.

Raysett has been appointed to build the upgrade, which will include a refurbishment including two general learning areas, art room, administration and associated spaces.

The upgrade will see a refurbishment including two general learning areas, art room, administration and associated spaces.

St Ambrose’s upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed by early 2023.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $1.6 billion to build new schools and improve existing schools to make sure our kids have the bright futures they deserve.

In the past seven years, the Victorian 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. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas 

“These local upgrades are part of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”

“Upgrading St Ambrose will give our local Woodend students access to great classrooms and facilities – because you can’t deliver a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.”