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AT HAWKESDALE P12 COLLEGE

Hawkesdale students now have better school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Hawkesdale P12 College’s upgrade to create an all-weather outdoor learning and recreation space has now been completed.

The Labor Government provided $30,120 to go towards the works through the Victorian Government’s 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.

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Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said, “Students and teachers at this wonderful local school deserve the best and I know that these upgrades will be appreciated by the whole school community.

“The completion of an all-weather outdoor learning and recreation space will give students at Hawkesdale P12 a fantastic way to get active and stay healthy.”

“This upgrade is about more than giving Hawkesdale students the facilities they deserve – it’s about helping build community pride in their great school.”

Minister for Education James Merlino said, “Victoria’s school building boom is all about making sure our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.”

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