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Work Starts on Moolap Primary School Upgrade

Better outdoor facilities are on their way for students at Moolap Primary School with the appointment of a builder for the school’s important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Lisa Neville, Member for Bellarine, today announced BDH Constructions Pty Ltd has been appointed to deliver an inclusive sensory garden and outdoor play space for Moolap Primary School.

The Labor Government has provided $245,125 to go towards a play space that all students can enjoy.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, the Minor Capital Works fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.

Projects through the Minor Capital Works Fund will be progressively delivered with all projects to be completed by the end of 2022.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, importantly involving the children in the design process so that every child is given the chance to succeed.”

“Moolap Primary School families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”