Work starts on McKinnon Primary School’s new sportsground

Students at McKinnon Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a new sportsground underway.

Mr Staikos today visited the school to announce that Grassports Australia has been awarded the construction contract.

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 <LOCAL REGION> visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP

“This is an exciting day for McKinnon Primary School and I have been proud to work so closely with the school community to secure the funding for this project.” 

“This upgrade will transform a dustbowl into a modern sportsground for local families.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino MP

“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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