21 June 2022

Hoppers Crossing students now have the facilities they need for a great start in life with the Andrews Labor Government completing an upgrade at Cambridge Primary School

Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced works are now complete on Cambridge Primary School $369,665 upgrade to deliver a multipurpose playground to promote physical activity.

In the past eight years, the Victorian Government has invested $12.8 billion in building new schools and more than 1,850 school upgrades, creating around 17,400 jobs in construction and associated industries. The Victorian Government is ahead of schedule in its commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026, with 75 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 2022/23 invested $41.8 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces 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

“Promoting physical activity is so important for our local kids, and this playground will give students access to fantastic new facilities.”

“I am so excited for the students at Cambridge Primary to be able to enjoy this amazing new playground.”