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Education

Upgrading Geelong Schools Brick By Brick

Local students will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Newcomb Secondary College.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville and Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens today announced Allmore Constructions Pty. Ltd. had been appointed to build Newcomb Secondary College’s $6 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education.

The upgrade will see a refurbishment in A Block including music spaces, staff areas and general purpose classrooms.

There will be transformation of unused and underused spaces into science and technology spaces.

The existing woodworking and bike repair shop in Building J will be refurbished to create flexible spaces, with new system technology and maker spaces.

Street frontage will be updated by adding perforated metal cladding.

Newcomb Secondary College’s upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed in 2022.

Under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $7.2 billion to deliver more than 1,460 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education.