Builder appointed for Valkstone Primary School stage two upgrade

Students at Valkstone Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $3.72 million upgrade due to get underway shortly.

State Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced that Newpol Construction P/L has been awarded the construction contract.

The next stage of upgrades will include the construction of new classrooms and upgrading of existing classrooms. It will also feature the modernisation of the school’s library and art room and computer pods. This includes the construction of a new learning area in Block B and refurbishing the eastern part of the school’s Block A building.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Andrews 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 new schools and upgrades to schools in our local area visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at

Quotes attributable to State Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“These are exciting times for Valkstone Primary School and I have been proud to work so closely with the school council and principal to secure the funding for this project.” 

“Valkstone will finally have the modern facilities they deserve 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.”

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