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CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO START ON SPRING GULLY PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Students at Spring Gully Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $5.17 million upgrade due to get underway shortly.

 

Jacinta Allan, Member for Bendigo East, today visited the school to announce that Fairbrother Pty Ltd has been awarded the construction contract, with work to get underway at the end of term one.

 

The $5.17 million project includes upgrades to the school site and outdoor learning areas, refurbishments to its junior and art learning areas, staff and administration area upgrades, demolition of the existing block A, creation of a school hub area with an outdoor amphitheatre, and will greatly improve accessibility to the school buildings and ground.

 

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student 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 Bendigo area visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.

 

Quotes attributable to Jacinta Allan MP. Member for Bendigo East

"This is an exciting day for Spring Gully and I have been proud to work so closely with the local community and school to secure the funding for this project.”

 

“The community of Spring Gully 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.”

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