MORE JOBS AND BETTER SCHOOLS ACROSS THE INNER NORTH

The Andrews Labor Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy.

Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Jenny Mikakos MP, today announced Brunswick North West Primary School and Pascoe Vale South Primary School will share in $388.8 million for 57 upgrade and modernisation projects at schools across Victoria. This includes all school upgrades the Andrews Labor Government committed to at the 2018 election.

At Brunswick North West Primary School, in addition to the $623,400 received in the 2019-20 State Budget, the Andrews Labor Government is providing $5.61 million to construct a brand new science, technology, environment, language and arts building. To help keep Brunswick North West kids outdoors a new open-air roof garden terrace will also be constructed.

In addition to the $100,000 received in the 2019-20 State Budget, the Andrews Labor Government is providing $1.23 million to Pascoe Vale South Primary School to transform the school’s tired old facilities with the construction of a new school hall and support spaces, and a new playground.

Ms Mikakos also announced Carlton Gardens Primary School in Melbourne is among nine metropolitan schools to share in an investment of $130.1 million to help provide additional capacity to meet enrolment growth. When completed, these projects, part of the Established Areas Program, will provide 1,550 extra spaces for Victorian students.

Carlton Gardens Primary School will receive at least $10.59 million to deliver an upgrade and modernisation of the school, including adding new facilities for an additional 150 students to meet enrolment growth for the 2022 school year.

These projects are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Building Works package, which will deliver $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work across our state.

The package includes a $1.18 billion education building program will also build new schools, deliver and refurbish relocatable classrooms and make schools more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.

Together, the projects will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs in communities across Victoria.

This $1.18 billion education building program is in addition to the $6.1 billion invested by the Andrews Labor Government on delivering school upgrades since 2014, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so everyone can get a great education, no matter their background or where they live.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan, Jenny Mikakos MP

“This investment will upgrade our schools, create thousands of jobs and help our economy recover from corona-virus.”

“We are investing record funding in our schools to make Victoria the Education State.”

“We know that Victoria’s population is booming, which is why we’re building 100 new schools and upgrading even more schools to meet the needs of our growing communities.”