WORK STARTS ON ELPHINSTONE PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Elphinstone Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas announced works are underway at Elphinstone Primary School to deliver a refurbishment of the toilets to improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene.

The Labor Government has provided $63,120 to go towards these important works.

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.

While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, the Minor Capital Works fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.

Projects through the Minor Capital Works Fund will be progressively delivered with all projects to be completed by the end of 2022.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“We’re making sure that our local schools have the best facilities, Elphinstone families are a step closer to having the refurbishment that their kids need at school.”