Investing In Spotswood Schools And Kids

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to infrastructure at Spotswood Primary School to give local students the best start in life.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan visited Spotswood Primary today to officially announce it will receive $1.4 million for upgrades.

This funding will allow delivery of the first part of the school’s masterplan, which will involve extensive rebuilding as well as construction of new buildings.

The school will work with an architect to develop detailed plans for the project.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18invested $685 million to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state – improving education and creating local jobs.

This includes $195 million to upgrade and modernise schools including new classrooms, STEM facilities, gymnasiums and playgrounds at 59 regional schools and 49 metropolitan schools.

The Labor Government has now invested more than $2.5 billion in school infrastructure, with 56 new schools delivered across the state over the past three years.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re getting on with the job of building better schools, so local students have the facilities and classrooms they need to succeed.”

Quote attributable to Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan

“Having visited the school recently, I know how valuable this funding will be for Spotswood Primary School. The school’s facilities are in need of an upgrade and this funding will help get this work started.”