As the school year begins, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more Dandenong schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today officially announced Dandenong Primary School will receive $458,127 for the refurbishment of the toilet block to improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene and roof repairs.

The school are sharing in more than $18.6 million to fast-track their highest priority project through the second round of the Labor Government’s $90 million fund.

The fund builds on the Labor Government’s extensive investment in government school facilities to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools – making sure every student and staff member has a safe and comfortable place to teach and learn.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have already received $70 million through the first round of the Minor Capital Works Fund to upgrade toilet amenities and roofs, improve playgrounds, refurbish classrooms and upgrade ovals.

In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating more than 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.

With 62 schools opening between 2019 and 2024, the Government is well ahead in its work to open 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every Victorian child has access to a great local school.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“Every student should have the best local school facilities, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small, but important projects, that will make a big difference for schools and create local jobs for Victorians.”

Quote attributable to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams

“This upgrade is all about making sure Dandenong Primary students have the facilities they need to learn in a safe and comfortable environment.