The Victorian Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy.
Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne today announced Williamstown High School will share in $388.8 million for 57 upgrade and modernisation projects at schools across Victoria. This includes all school upgrades the Victorian Government committed to at the 2018 election.
In addition to the $137,000 received in the 2019-20 State Budget, the Victorian Government is providing $1.23 million to upgrade their Year 12 study centre and complete the school’s theatre complex.
This project is part of the Victorian Government’s Building Works package, which will deliver $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work across our state.
The package includes a $1.18 billion education building program will also build new schools, deliver and refurbish relocatable classrooms and make schools more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.
Together, the projects will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs in communities across Victoria.
This $1.18 billion education building program is in addition to the $6.1 billion invested by the Victorian Government on delivering school upgrades since 2014, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.
The Victorian Government is building the Education State so everyone can get a great education, no matter their background or where they live.
Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne:
“These upgraded facilities will give students at Williamstown High School the modern learning environments they need to deliver the 21st-century education they deserve.”
“Making sure our students have access to quality schools and contemporary facilities is vital to ensuring kids get the most out of their education.”
“Just as we’re facing an unprecedented health challenge, we’re facing an unprecedented economic challenge too. This project will support Victorian jobs in our construction industry.”