Extra infrastructure funding for Victorian public schools

THE HON JASON CLARE MP
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

SENATOR THE HON ANTHONY CHISHOLM
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

THE HON BEN CARROLL MP
DEPUTY PREMIER VICTORIAN

MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

EXTRA INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING FOR VICTORIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver around $48 million in vital infrastructure projects for Victorian public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 67 public schools across Victoria will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include upgrading food tech and home economics classrooms, installing new playground equipment and resurfacing and upgrading sporting facilities.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a low-socio economic background, First Nations Students, and students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February.

Schools submitted their projects to their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at www.education.gov.au/schools-upgrade-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“I want all students to get access to a quality education, including access to quality facilities to learn in and play on.

“From upgrading art rooms and tech rooms to new outdoor equipment and replacing demountables, this funding will deliver upgrades to public schools that need it the most.

“This is another important step in building a better and fairer education system.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Education Senator Anthony Chisholm:

“Our schools deserve great infrastructure and the latest equipment to help students achieve their best – no matter where they live, or what their background may be.

“To continue to be a smart and innovative nation, we need to ensure that all Australians have the same opportunities and access to a supportive learning environment.

“This is a great outcome for Victorian schools and I’m thrilled that we can deliver this funding to complete important school infrastructure projects, especially in the state’s regional and rural areas.”

Quotes attributable to the Victorian Minister for Education Ben Carroll:

“All students across Victoria deserve to have the best possible start in life so that they can meet their potential.

“We’ve invested billions into upgrading thousands of schools across Victoria and it’s great to have a partner in Canberra now doing the same – helping ensure our schools have the infrastructure they need to help students succeed.”

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LIST OF SUCCESSFUL VICTORIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

School NameSuburb
Altona Meadows Primary SchoolAltona Meadows
Alvie Primary SchoolAlvie
Apsley Primary SchoolApsley
Rollins Primary SchoolBatesford
Bayswater North Primary SchoolBayswater North
Bendigo Primary SchoolBendigo
Dinjerra Primary SchoolBraybrook
Briagolong Primary SchoolBriagolong
Norris Bank Primary SchoolBundoora
Westall Primary SchoolClayton South
Cobden Primary SchoolCobden
Cohuna Secondary CollegeCohuna
Cranbourne Primary SchoolCranbourne
Dandenong South Primary SchoolDandenong
Lyndale Greens Primary SchoolDandenong
Heatherwood SchoolDonvale
Southern Cross Primary SchoolEndeavour Hills
Echuca East Primary SchoolEuchuca
Euroa Primary SchoolEuroa
Everton Primary SchoolEverton
Geelong High SchoolGeelong
George Street Primary SchoolHamilton
Kilberry Valley Primary SchoolHampton Park
Western Port Secondary CollegeHastings
Healesville Primary SchoolHealesville
Jacana School for AutismJacana
Katamatite Primary SchoolKatamatite
Koondrook Primary SchoolKoondrook
Korumburra Primary SchoolKorumburra
Lindenow South Primary SchoolLindenow South
Linton Primary SchoolLinton
Maffra Secondary CollegeMaffra
Magpie Primary SchoolMagpie
Mallacoota P-12 CollegeMallacoota
Meadow Heights Primary SchoolMeadow Heights
Merbein P-10 CollegeMerbein
Ranfurly Primary SchoolMildura
Findon Primary SchoolMill Park
Moe (South Street) Primary SchoolMoe
Mooroopna Primary SchoolMooroopna
Mornington Secondary CollegeMornington
Nagambie Primary SchoolNagambie
Little Bendigo Primary SchoolNerrina
Newborough East Primary SchoolNewborough
Newcomb Primary SchoolNewcomb
Noble Park Secondary CollegeNoble Park
Oxley Primary SchoolOxley
Portland Bay SchoolPortland
Rosedale Primary SchoolRosedale
Sale CollegeSale
Tyrrell CollegeSea Lake
Nepean Special SchoolSeaford
Seymour CollegeSeymour
Merriang Special Developmental SchoolSouth Morang
Sunshine Heights Primary SchoolSunshine
Swifts Creek P-12 SchoolSwifts Creek
Tarnagulla Primary SchoolTarnagulla
Traralgon (Liddiard Road) Primary SchoolTraralgon
Gladstone Park Primary SchoolTullamarine
Walwa Primary SchoolWalwa
Wangaratta Primary SchoolWangaratta
Waubra Primary SchoolWaubra
Yuille Park P-8 Community CollegeWendouree
Westmeadows Primary SchoolWestmeadows
Melrose Primary SchoolWodonga
Woorinen District Primary SchoolWoorinen
Yinnar South Primary SchoolYinnar South