CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON VALKSTONE PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE
Students at Valkstone Primary are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $3.72 million upgrade now underway.
Premier Daniel Andrews today visited the school with Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos MP, for a sod turn to mark the commencement of work.
The $3.72 million project includes constructing a new learning area and refurbishing and rearranging the library, art room, eight general purpose classrooms, and computer areas.
The new spaces will improve connections between indoor and outdoor spaces whilst also providing easier access to toilets and amenities.
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 new schools and upgrades to schools in Bentleigh visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos
“This is an exciting day for Valkstone Primary School and I have been proud to work so closely with the school to secure the funding for this project.”
“The Valkstone Primary School community will finally have the modern facilities they deserve to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“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.”