Portarlington Primary School students now have the modern classrooms and buildings they need for a first-rate education, thanks to a $5.7 million upgrade delivered by the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited the school to formally open the upgrades, which includes a refurbished heritage building.

The new school has state-of-the art classrooms and an art and crafts centre, all housed in a building inspired by the school’s seaside location, including a boardwalk main entrance modelled on the local pier.

The Labor Government has invested an unprecedented $3.8 billion in school infrastructure over the past four Budgets, to ensure it can continue to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.

This investment has seen a numerous Bellarine schools upgraded or funded including Ocean Grove, Drysdale, Wallington, Leopold, Surfside and Moolap Primary Schools and Bellarine Secondary College.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville:

“Portarlington is a great school and I congratulate the entire school community led by Principal Lesly Allbutt and former Council President Karen Bourke-Finn in their commitment and hard work in having these works completed.

 “These new upgrades at Portarlington Primary School will give students access to the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to learn and succeed.”

 “Portarlington Primary is a fantastic local school and with this upgrade will be even better.”

“Right across the Bellarine, the Labor Government is giving local kids the 21st century education they deserve – with the very best facilities to match.”