Building Better Schools For Macedon Ranges Kids

Kids across the Macedon Ranges will get the world-class schools they deserve, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with the job of fixing, upgrading and modernising Victoria’s schools.

The Labor Government has today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $180.8 million to build and upgrade 60 regional schools. Across the Macedon Ranges, $19.6 million will go towards building and upgrading schools including:

  • $10 million for Gisborne Primary School to upgrade and modernise facilities at this school including the demolition of the current, under-sized school gym, and replacing it with additional modern classrooms and a state of the art new competition grade gym
  • $3.2 million for the Romsey Regeneration Project to investigate expanding Romsey Primary School from a P-6 to a P-9 and to upgrade and modernise facilities
  • $2.2 million for Riddells Creek Primary School to upgrade and modernise facilities
  • $4.2 million for Sunbury And Macedon Ranges Specialist School Bullengarook Senior Campus to refurbish and extend the administration building, construct a new multi-purpose room and an art shed

This massive boost to regional school funding will upgrade classrooms and school facilities across Victoria, helping teachers and giving more students the support they need to get the 21st century education they 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 let our regional schools crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget and axing the Educational Maintenance Allowance and School Start Bonus.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“No matter where you live in Victoria, students deserve to have a great school – we’re getting on with rebuilding schools across our state to give hard working families the facilities they deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“This is an incredibly exciting day for local students, families and teachers.”

“We’re upgrading and rebuilding schools right across the Macedon Ranges to make sure our hard-working students and teachers have access to the best classrooms and facilities.”

“The Andrews Labor Government continues to invest in the future of Macedon kids and I look forward to seeing these upgrades being completed.”

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