Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville today turned the first sod to start construction of  St Ignatius College’s new gymnasium.

The State Government is contributing $2million to the $8.56 million construction project.

Commercial Industrial Construction Group has been appointed to build the new gymnasium which will include two additional courts, three learning spaces, change rooms, staff offices and storage areas.

Importantly the gymnasium will not only be used by the school but will be available and utilised the wider Bellarine community.

The project is part of more than $3.8 billion invested in school infrastructure by the State Government to ensure we can continue to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

 Quotes attributable to Lisa Neville.

“St Ignatius is a great school,   led by Principal Michael Exton and Board Chair Tony Frizza.”

 “I congratulate them and the entire school community on the planning, funding and now construction of their new Gymnasium, which will serve the school well for many years to come. “

 “The Bellarine is blessed to have quality schools right across the peninsula and St Ignatius is no exception. “