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Harriet Shing MP:
Schools to Share in Statewide $515M Maintenance Blitz

61 schools to benefit from $515 million budget for school maintenance.

By Portal Admin - 14th September 2019 - Back to News

Eastern Victoria schools will get a share of $515 million, in the single largest, statewide boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing said this funding will support schools across the electorate to ensure every student can attend a great local government primary, secondary or specialist school by tackling maintenance issues proactively.

In the Latrobe Valley, 24 schools will benefit from $2,181,273.00 and in West Gippsland, 37 schools will share in $3,064,733.00. See table at end of release.

The investment will more than double funding for maintenance at Victoria’s state schools over the next two financial years, with more than $300 million to be invested in 2019/20 and $290 million in 2020/21.

It will enables schools to do essential works such as painting, replacing carpet and windows, landscaping, tree inspections and maintenance of infrastructure like septic systems and water services.

This increased investment will enable principals to get on with the job of leading Victoria’s schools, by providing more funds to maintain the state’s 36,000 school buildings, while supporting schools to cater to the 115,000 additional students who are expected to enter the education system over the next five years.

The package complements the Labor Government’s recent initiatives to support schools to manage and maintain their facilities, including the Rolling Facilities Evaluation and the rollout of maintenance plans for each school.

The Labor Government is investing $170.5 million in emergency and incident response over five years, including an extra $57.8 million to address issues such as septic system failure, termite damage, mould, roof and floor damage, and $76.4 million to respond to unforeseen incidents and events such as storms, fire or flooding.

Schools in some of the state’s highest-risk bushfire areas will also have access to more funds to ensure they are ‘bushfire ready’, thanks to $44.2 million over five years for fire preparedness activities like vegetation removal.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing

"We know students get the most out of their education when they have safe, modern classrooms to learn in, and first-rate facilities the school community can feel proud of."

"The Victorian Government is investing $515 million in our state schools to ensure Gippsland students can attend a great local school and get a great education."

School Number School Electorate Amount Funded
856 Toongabbie Primary School Morwell $34,268
1967 Cowwarr Primary School Morwell $26,956
2114 Traralgon South Primary School Morwell $73,527
2182 Tyers Primary School Morwell $54,103
2382 Hazelwood North Primary School Morwell $41,679
2419 Yinnar Primary School Morwell $40,494
2617 Boolarra Primary School Morwell $53,034
2730 Yinnar South Primary School Morwell $54,693
2888 Glengarry Primary School Morwell $42,185
3584 Grey Street Primary School (Traralgon) Morwell $72,385
3967 Yallourn North Primary School(Traralgon) Morwell $47,836
4650 Newborough Primary School Morwell $45,123
4652 Traralgon (Stockdale Road) Primary School Morwell $83,419
4670 Newborough East Primary School Morwell $81,226
4699 Traralgon (Kosciuszko Street) Primary School Morwell $66,970
4700 Traralgon (Liddiard Road) Primary School Morwell $96,190
4970 Churchill Primary School Morwell $194,172
4975 Morwell Park Primary School Morwell $64,343
5117 Churchill North Primary School Morwell $643,388
5221 Latrobe Special Developmental School Morwell $96,337
5568 Morwell Central Primary School Morwell $73,707
8716 Kurnai College Morwell $301,198
8803 Traralgon College Morwell $300,395
8821 Lowanna College Morwell $193,641
TOTAL $2,2181,273.00

School Number School Electorate Amount
2229 Bunyip Primary School Narracan $82,352
22248 Nar Nar Goon Primary School Narracan $40,909
2724 Garfield Primary School Narracan $445,724
1417 Drouin West Primary School Narracan $71,209
1924 Drouin Primary School Narracan $83,440
1951 Jindivick Primary School Narracan $45,190
2017 Buln Buln Primary School Narracan $43,234
2104 Warragul Primary School Narracan $97,254
2129 Ripplebrook Primary School Narracan $30,032
2142 Moe (Albert Street) Primary School Narracan $48,974
2178 Yarragon Primary School Narracan $93,924
2185 Trafalgar Primary School Narracan $73,445
2189 Ellinbank Primary School Narracan $27,928
2295 Narracan Primary School Narracan $44,228
2313 Drouin South Primary School Narracan $42,052
2319 Darnum Primary School Narracan $40,898
2432 Neerim South Primary School Narracan $124,376
2471 Labertouche Primary School Narracan $47,846
2505 Longwarry Primary School Narracan $44,721
2520 Willow Grove Primary School Narracan $53,663
2712 Nilma Primary School Narracan $28,678
2840 Tanjil South Primary School Narracan $31,772
2966 Thorpdale Primary School Narracan $38,908
3612 Bona Vista Primary School Narracan $43,060
4098 Noojee Primary School Narracan $49,877
4662 Moe (South Street) Primary School Narracan $54,365
4695 Warragul North Primary School Narracan $89,890
4740 Moe Primary School Narracan $41,947
5079 Baringa Special School Narracan $147,112
5289 Warragul & District Specialist School Narracan $96,294
5389 Rawson Primary School Narracan $56,558
5393 Lardner and District Primary School Narracan $30,316
5394 Neerim District Rural Primary School Narracan $45,572
7785 Drouin Secondary College Narracan $259,184
8145 Neerim District Secondary College Narracan $75,025
8395 Trafalgar High School Narracan $138,699
8827 Warragul Regional College Narracan $256,076
TOTAL $3,064,733.00


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