CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO START ON CROXTON SPECIALIST SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students at Croxton Specialist School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $5 million upgrade due to get underway shortly.

Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Jenny Mikakos, today announced that John Lyng Group has been awarded the construction contract, with work to get underway shortly.

The $5 million project includes construction of new learning and administration building, and associated site works including new bus drop off

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian students gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has created more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs to ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

To find out more about new schools and upgrades to schools in the Northern Metropolitan Region visit the Victorian School Building  Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Region,Jenny Mikakos,

“This is an exciting day for the Northcote Electorate and I have been proud to work so closely with the Croxton community and school to secure the funding for this project.” 

“The community will finally have the modern facilities they deserve to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino  

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”

“We are making a record investment in school infrastructure to ensure that all Victorian students have the opportunity get a first class education that will help them on their path to a great career.”