Important improvement for Cheltenham East Primary

Cheltenham East Primary School will receive nearly $500,000 from the Andrews Government’s Minor Capital Works Fund.

The fund builds on the Labor Government’s extensive investment in government school facilities to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools – making sure every student and staff member has a safe and comfortable place to teach and learn.

At Cheltenham East, the funding will provide a major upgrade to the toilet block in the main building.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have already received $70 million through the first round of the Minor Capital Works Fund to upgrade toilet amenities and roofs, improve playgrounds, refurbish classrooms and upgrade ovals.

In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating more than 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.

With 62 schools opening between 2019 and 2024, the Government is well ahead in its work to open 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every Victorian child has access to a great local school.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Every student should have the best local school facilities, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small, but important projects, that will make a big difference for schools and create local jobs for Victorians.”

Quote attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“These grants go to the smallest yet most important capital works projects at schools. An upgraded toilet block isn’t fancy, but it is absolutely essential.”

“This follows a previous grant of $104,000 to Cheltenham East, which created a beautiful outdoor area for the students.”

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