Students at Dandenong North Primary School will soon have better facilities, thanks to a boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance funding.

Gabrielle Williams MP today announced Dandenong North Primary School will be one of 436 schools across Victoria that will share in $41.6 million to upgrade old buildings under the Andrews Labor Government’s Planned Maintenance Program.

Dandenong North Primary School will receive $148,000 under the program, with planning now under way.

The Labor Government supports schools through the Planned Maintenance Program so that they can refurbish, demolish, or replace buildings that fall below minimum standards.

Sixty-five schools shared in $10.8 million under the first round of funding earlier this year, which was provided to complement capital works projects funded at those schools in the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

Today’s announcement means a total of 501 schools will share in a record investment of $52.4 million in school maintenance this year.

Two other Dandenong schools were provided additional funding, with Dandenong Primary School allocated $13,000 and Dandenong South Primary School receiving $6,000.

A list of schools to receive upgrades under round two of the Planned Maintenance Program is available at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Schools/Planned-Maintenance-Funding.aspx.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

There are now 42 new government schools and hundreds of school upgrades in the construction pipeline following the Government’s record $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.

This school building boom will create 4000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams

“Our local schools do an incredible job building the leaders of tomorrow, and maintaining quality educational facilities that keep pace with contemporary programs is an important part of that.”


“Dandenong North Primary School is a great local school that prides itself on excellence. This funding boost will mean its facilities can be upgraded to match the high quality teaching and learning environment the school provides.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“This funding boost will allow hundreds more Victorian schools to replace or upgrade buildings on poor condition so that our teachers and students have the first-rate facilities they deserve.”