Construction about to start on Berendale School upgrade

Students at Berendale School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $2.48 million upgrade due to get underway shortly.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today visited the school to announce that May Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the construction contract, with work to get underway soon.

The project includes new multipurpose teaching spaces, including a café area for the many students who go onto pursue careers in hospitality. There will also be a new courtyard and toilets.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student 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 new schools and upgrades to schools in the area, visit the Victorian School Building  Authority website at

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP

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

“Berendale School, like so many others, 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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