Building better schools for Casey

Southern Cross Primary School will receive maintenance funding from the State Government.

Casey students will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools, thanks to a State Government funding boost.

Narre Warren North MP Luke Donnellan announced Fleetwood Primary, Fountain Gate Primary, Mossgiel Park Primary and Southern Cross Primary schools were among 180 schools across Victoria to share in $2.85 million of 2019-20 Planned Maintenance Program funding to help address their various maintenance needs.

The Planned Maintenance Program provides funding for vital maintenance activities based on need.

A new evaluation system was put in place last year to provide more up-to-date information of the condition of school infrastructure to create a more timely and targeted allocation of Planned Maintenance Program funding.

The Victorian School Building Authority will start working with these schools to determine the scope of their maintenance needs and how they can best be delivered.

Mr Donnellan said: “Our local schools do everything possible to get the most out of their students, so it is wonderful news that they are among the schools set to share in this maintenance funding.”

Minister for Education James Merlino said all students should have access to a great school no matter where they live – “so we are investing in important maintenance to schools so students have the first- rate facilities they deserve.”

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments so students have every opportunity to reach their full potential.”

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