Grant for roofing
Neerim District Secondary College will receive upgrades to its roofing and walkways after receiving a grant for $94,317 under the state government’s planned maintenance program.
One of five schools in Gippsland to receive funding, Neerim District Secondary College received the grant for specific building and infrastructure upgrades.
Other schools in Gippsland to receive funding under the program are Wonthaggi Primary School, Foster Secondary College, Grey Street Primary School (Traralgon) and Koo wee rup Secondary College, where works are already underway.
The work at Neerim District Secondary College is one of more than 100 building works planned under the state government’s planned maintenance program, which is providing $24 million in funding to schools for specific buildings and infrastructure upgrades.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said the state government is investing $2.5 billion in better classrooms, upgraded facilities and new schools across the state.
“Victoria’s school building boom has delivered more than 1000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians,” she said.
“There’s a lot of work underway to improve school buildings and infrastructure across Gippsland and it’s great to see the upgrade at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College has already begun.
“These important upgrades will ensure that more school communities throughout Gippsland get the support and funding they need, and will help more students to get the most out of their education.”
For a full list of schools receiving funding under the program, visit the website www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Schools /Planned-Maintenance-Funding.aspx.
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