Kids at Surfside, Moolap and Wallington Primary schools will get the world-class school they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government getting on with the job of fixing, upgrading and modernizing these great schools.

The Labor Government has today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include for Surfside $1.3m, Moolap $600k and Wallington Primary School $400 thousand to upgrade/rebuild these local Bellarine schools.

The funding for these schools will be used to upgrade facilities, including refurbishing and modernising classrooms and facilities in poor condition. These works will target facilities that need it most, ensuring that students learn in an environment designed for delivering modern education. The first step will be a ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training course for school staff, which will help them identify where best to direct funds to support the school’s educational direction.

This boost to regional school funding will upgrade classrooms and school facilities across Victoria, giving more teachers in regional communities the support they need to deliver the 21st century education our kids deserve.

The Victorian School Building Authority will now start working with schools to determine the scope of their upgrades and how they can best be delivered.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.

Since 2014, the Labor Government has invested $775 million in regional school infrastructure. This contrasts with the Liberals and Nationals who spent less than $100 million a year on regional schools, slashed almost $1 billion from the education budget and axed the Educational Maintenance Allowance and School Start Bonus.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine

“Moolap is a great school and this funding will make it even better by giving students and teachers the world class facilities they need to thrive.”

“Unlike the Liberals who cut funding to schools, only the Labor Government will stand up for hard working families across Bendigo and Castlemaine.”

“Having the best school facilities on the Bellarine supports our hardworking educators in giving our kids the best start in life.”