Tarneit Rise Primary School students now have more space for play with the completion of new playground facilities.
Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced works have been completed on Tarneit Rise Primary School’s $84,665 upgrade to deliver a new playground thanks to funding from the Victorian Governments Minor Capital Works Fund.
In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.
While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, this fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.
The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.
More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Victoria’s school building boom is all about making sure our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“We’re making sure kids have access to the best facilities at school, indoors and outdoors.”