Works To Start On Beaufort School Upgrade

Construction will begin on a $5 million upgrade of Beaufort Secondary College this December giving students state-of-the-art science and computer facilities to learn in.

Minister for Education James Merlino today inspected the site where construction will take place, ahead of works beginning.

The project, expected to be completed by December 2018, includes replacing existing facilities with new technology science wings to create learning areas around central corridors – a design that will improve visibility between teaching spaces and encourage open and flexible learning.

The new building will house science laboratories, food technology kitchens, general purpose classrooms, computer rooms and toilets, giving students the opportunity to learn in the most up-to-date environment.

The project also includes landscaping with tree plantings, lawn and garden beds to improve walking areas, and maintenance to two buildings – the administration, library and arts spaces.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested an unprecedented $2.5 billion in school infrastructure over the past three Budgets, 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 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“With construction about to begin, we’re getting on with this important project to ensure the students at Beaufort have access to the latest facilities in science and technology.”

“We’re making sure that all families across Western Victoria have access to first-rate schools with the facilities they need to give every student every chance of thriving at school.”

Quotes Attributable to the Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford

“I am glad to hear construction is about to start. This is an important school upgrade for this community and will ensure students have the facilities they need to get the education they deserve.”

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