Dandenong North students now have the facilities they need for a great start in life with the Andrews Labor Government completing an upgrade at Rosewood Downs Primary School.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced works are now complete on Rosewood Downs Primary School’s $56,120 upgrade to the senior playground, including the  installation of new equipment.

Since 2018, Rosewood Downs Primary School has received over $2 million in funding for upgrades and new infrastructure from the Andrews Labor Government, including funding for roof and ceiling upgrades across the school’s buildings.

In addition, Rosewood Downs Primary School will become home to a brand new kindergarten, offering 66 licensed places when it opens in 2023. Delivered in partnership with City of Greater Dandenong, this new facility with have two kindergarten rooms, as well as administrative facilities and outdoor play spaces.

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 also about delivering the smaller 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.

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 Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams

“We’re making sure that our local schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Local families can now enjoy great new facilities at Rosewood Downs Primary School.”