Builder appointed for Tucker Road Primary School gym

Students at Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $3 million gymnasium due to get underway shortly.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced that Interface Constructions has been awarded the construction contract, with work to get underway later this week.

The gymnasium will include a competition grade netball/basketball court, which will be used by local clubs after hours.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian students gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has created more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs to ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

To find out more about upgrades to schools in the local area, visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP

“I have been so proud to work closely with the school community to secure the funding for this project.” 

“Tucker Road Primary School will finally have a much needed gymnasium to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino  

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”

“We are making a record investment in school infrastructure to ensure that all Victorian students have the opportunity get a first class education that will help them on their path to a great career.”