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Funding For Gippsland’s Fire-Affected Roads

The Victorian Government is helping communities in Eastern Victoria recover from bushfires and the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID) with new funding to support bushfire recovery on arterial roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said a $22.8 million state-wide investment from the Building Works package was helping regional towns recover and rebuild their local economies following a devastating summer of bushfires. Works include repairing and replacing damaged roads, bridges and culverts, signs, barriers and guide posts, as well as landslide clean-up. Roads being targeted across East Gippsland under the program include Mallacoota Road, Bonang Road, the Monaro Highway and the Princes Highway. Significant bushfire recovery works have already been undertaken with all of East Gippsland’s 400 kilometres of bushfire impacted arterial roads reopened, more than 700 road signs repaired or replaced and 12,600 guideposts replaced. This funding forms part of the Victorian Government’s $328.4 million investment in critical transport maintenance, with fast-tracked upgrades set to create or support more than 600 jobs. All works will be completed within the next six months and will comply with the local jobs first policy, ensuring communities hit hardest by the impacts of the coronavirus will benefit. The Victorian government is investing more than $1.5 billion in economic stimulus across Victoria as part of its unprecedented economic response to the coronavirus crisis. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll “We’ve made this significant investment so bushfire restoration works can continue on 13 key roads in East Gippsland, allowing communities to recover and the freight and tourism industries to thrive.” “These bushfire recovery works will not only make our roads safer but will also help get Victorians back to work.” Quote attributable to Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville “We’re helping fire-affected families across East Gippsland get back on their feet – this funding is another way we can keep Victorians in work and get these key roads open.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “I know recovery is a long journey for our communities – but we’re making sure our local roads reopen and are keeping Victorians in work as we do it.”

Funding For Gippsland’s Fire-Affected Roads

The Victorian Government is helping communities in Eastern Victoria recover from bushfires and the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID) with new funding to support bushfire recovery on arterial roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said a $22.8 million state-wide investment from the Building Works package was helping regional towns recover and rebuild their local economies following a devastating summer of bushfires. Works include repairing and replacing damaged roads, bridges and culverts, signs, barriers and guide posts, as well as landslide clean-up. Roads being targeted across East Gippsland under the program include Mallacoota Road, Bonang Road, the Monaro Highway and the Princes Highway. Significant bushfire recovery works have already been undertaken with all of East Gippsland’s 400 kilometres of bushfire impacted arterial roads reopened, more than 700 road signs repaired or replaced and 12,600 guideposts replaced. This funding forms part of the Victorian Government’s $328.4 million investment in critical transport maintenance, with fast-tracked upgrades set to create or support more than 600 jobs. All works will be completed within the next six months and will comply with the local jobs first policy, ensuring communities hit hardest by the impacts of the coronavirus will benefit. The Victorian government is investing more than $1.5 billion in economic stimulus across Victoria as part of its unprecedented economic response to the coronavirus crisis. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll “We’ve made this significant investment so bushfire restoration works can continue on 13 key roads in East Gippsland, allowing communities to recover and the freight and tourism industries to thrive.” “These bushfire recovery works will not only make our roads safer but will also help get Victorians back to work.” Quote attributable to Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville “We’re helping fire-affected families across East Gippsland get back on their feet – this funding is another way we can keep Victorians in work and get these key roads open.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “I know recovery is a long journey for our communities – but we’re making sure our local roads reopen and are keeping Victorians in work as we do it.”

$1 MILLION FOR WATERING MOUNT MARTHA GREEN SPACES

Victorian businesses will benefit from the creation of jobs and opportunities after a major funding boost for water infrastructure projects and environmental works across the state. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced an additional $1 million for The Briars recycled water project, helping expanding agribusiness and creating jobs in the greater Mornington Peninsula Shire region. $500,000 was recently provided to deliver Stage 1 of this project from the Environmental Contribution Fund, and the additional $1 million dollars from the Stimulus Package to ensure Stage 2 can also be delivered. The Class A recycled water will be delivered from the Mount Martha Recycling Plant to The Briars and surrounding areas, and the pipeline built will have the capacity to deliver 200 ML annually once completed. The second stage of the project will extend the delivery of Class A water from The Briars to irrigate and drought proof neighbouring green spaces – including sports ovals and recreation facilities on the beach side of the Nepean Highway, including Mace Oval, Ferrero Oval, Citation Oval and the Shire Cemetery. The project will be delivered in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire, South East Water and Bunurong LCAC. The funding is part of a $48.4 million investment in shovel-ready water projects under the Government’s new $2.7 billion Building Works program – to getting thousands of people back to work across our state as Victoria continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The $48.4 million in water projects will modernise irrigation, secure water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, assist with bushfire recovery and benefit the environment. This includes $10.7 million to also be invested in integrated water management projects helping communities secure water supplies in the face of changing climate and population growth by better using storm and recycled water. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “This funding will deliver real benefits for our community – not only drought proofing some public green spaces but allowing the expansion of agribusiness in the area and the creation of jobs in the community.”

$1 MILLION FOR WATERING MOUNT MARTHA GREEN SPACES

Victorian businesses will benefit from the creation of jobs and opportunities after a major funding boost for water infrastructure projects and environmental works across the state. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced an additional $1 million for The Briars recycled water project, helping expanding agribusiness and creating jobs in the greater Mornington Peninsula Shire region. $500,000 was recently provided to deliver Stage 1 of this project from the Environmental Contribution Fund, and the additional $1 million dollars from the Stimulus Package to ensure Stage 2 can also be delivered. The Class A recycled water will be delivered from the Mount Martha Recycling Plant to The Briars and surrounding areas, and the pipeline built will have the capacity to deliver 200 ML annually once completed. The second stage of the project will extend the delivery of Class A water from The Briars to irrigate and drought proof neighbouring green spaces – including sports ovals and recreation facilities on the beach side of the Nepean Highway, including Mace Oval, Ferrero Oval, Citation Oval and the Shire Cemetery. The project will be delivered in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire, South East Water and Bunurong LCAC. The funding is part of a $48.4 million investment in shovel-ready water projects under the Government’s new $2.7 billion Building Works program – to getting thousands of people back to work across our state as Victoria continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The $48.4 million in water projects will modernise irrigation, secure water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, assist with bushfire recovery and benefit the environment. This includes $10.7 million to also be invested in integrated water management projects helping communities secure water supplies in the face of changing climate and population growth by better using storm and recycled water. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “This funding will deliver real benefits for our community – not only drought proofing some public green spaces but allowing the expansion of agribusiness in the area and the creation of jobs in the community.”

NEW RECYCLED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BAIRNSDALE

The Victorian Government is investing in local water projects to make Eastern Victoria more liveable, our waterways healthier and help our local parks and gardens use more recycled water and stormwater. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced over $600,000 to deliver recycled water to Bairnsdale Oval and the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange. The project, to be delivered East Gippsland and East Gippsland Shire Council, will save 12 megalitres per year of drinking water currently used to supplement rainwater collected for irrigation and washdown. The project also provides an opportunity to irrigate nearby Peppercorn Oval, potentially supplying up to 19 megalitres per year of recycled water in dry conditions. Recycled water projects provide sustainable, climate-resilient water supplies to keep our open green spaces and sports fields green and vibrant. The Victorian Government has invested in $23.4 million towards 108 integrated water management projects since 2018, helping communities across Victoria in the face of changing climate by securing water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, and improving the health and quality of our urban waterways. Integrated Water Management forums have been established across Victoria bringing together local governments, water agencies, Traditional Owners and local communities to deliver innovative water projects that help to combat the impacts of climate change and ease the burden on our drinking water supplies. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “This recycled water infrastructure is a great investment in better water infrastructure for our local community – helping to build Bairnsdale’s resilience in a changing climate.” “Improving our local facilities is vital for our growing community, ensuring we have the right facilities for our community to enjoy.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville “We are investing in a bright and healthy future for all Victorians with increased water security and a healthy environment.” “Investing in the use of alternative water, including stormwater and recycled water is essential to the liveability of our communities and the health of the environment.”

NEW RECYCLED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BAIRNSDALE

The Victorian Government is investing in local water projects to make Eastern Victoria more liveable, our waterways healthier and help our local parks and gardens use more recycled water and stormwater. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced over $600,000 to deliver recycled water to Bairnsdale Oval and the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange. The project, to be delivered East Gippsland and East Gippsland Shire Council, will save 12 megalitres per year of drinking water currently used to supplement rainwater collected for irrigation and washdown. The project also provides an opportunity to irrigate nearby Peppercorn Oval, potentially supplying up to 19 megalitres per year of recycled water in dry conditions. Recycled water projects provide sustainable, climate-resilient water supplies to keep our open green spaces and sports fields green and vibrant. The Victorian Government has invested in $23.4 million towards 108 integrated water management projects since 2018, helping communities across Victoria in the face of changing climate by securing water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, and improving the health and quality of our urban waterways. Integrated Water Management forums have been established across Victoria bringing together local governments, water agencies, Traditional Owners and local communities to deliver innovative water projects that help to combat the impacts of climate change and ease the burden on our drinking water supplies. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “This recycled water infrastructure is a great investment in better water infrastructure for our local community – helping to build Bairnsdale’s resilience in a changing climate.” “Improving our local facilities is vital for our growing community, ensuring we have the right facilities for our community to enjoy.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville “We are investing in a bright and healthy future for all Victorians with increased water security and a healthy environment.” “Investing in the use of alternative water, including stormwater and recycled water is essential to the liveability of our communities and the health of the environment.”

ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE TO RECEIVE LYNNE KOSKY MEMORIAL VCAL GRANT

Orbost Secondary College is among eight schools who will receive a Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Grant. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP said the grants provide important financial support to the selected VCAL providers to develop outstanding learning initiatives for their students that involve strong community participation. The grants acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to education and training in Victoria by Lynne Kosky, the former Victorian Education Minister, who passed away in December 2014. Each recipient will receive a grant of $6,250 to implement their respective learning initiative during 2020. VCAL students at Orbost Secondary College will use the grant to develop a community space in an under-utilised area at the front of the school to coincide with the refurbishment of the college’s 1912 building. The project will see the area transformed into a multi-purpose recreational space with tiered seating for school assemblies, recreational sports facilities for games such as Connect Four, Jenga and table tennis, as well as a barbeque. The students will plan, design, source the materials and build the facility. The aim of the grants is to provide support to VCAL providers to implement an initiative that will extend student progress and attainment in their VCAL studies, increase VCAL student opportunities for lifelong learning, enhance VCAL student opportunities for community engagement and engage them in the various stages of the initiative from design through to the end. VCAL is a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. It provides students with practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. The Victorian Government has invested $109 million over four years to redesign career education, to help students make better career and pathway decisions, and to meet business and industry needs. The Government is also investing $25.9 million to improve students’ access to high-quality Vocational Education and Training as part of their senior secondary schooling. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP "Congratulations to Orbost Secondary College on receiving a Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL grant which will provide an important financial stimulus for their school’s VCAL program." "The Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL grants support projects that allow students to gain skills essential to the workplace and to build strong links with industry and local community organisations." "VCAL provides important pathways to engage and retain students in applied learning that prepares them for future success in further education, training or employment."

ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE TO RECEIVE LYNNE KOSKY MEMORIAL VCAL GRANT

Orbost Secondary College is among eight schools who will receive a Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Grant. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP said the grants provide important financial support to the selected VCAL providers to develop outstanding learning initiatives for their students that involve strong community participation. The grants acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to education and training in Victoria by Lynne Kosky, the former Victorian Education Minister, who passed away in December 2014. Each recipient will receive a grant of $6,250 to implement their respective learning initiative during 2020. VCAL students at Orbost Secondary College will use the grant to develop a community space in an under-utilised area at the front of the school to coincide with the refurbishment of the college’s 1912 building. The project will see the area transformed into a multi-purpose recreational space with tiered seating for school assemblies, recreational sports facilities for games such as Connect Four, Jenga and table tennis, as well as a barbeque. The students will plan, design, source the materials and build the facility. The aim of the grants is to provide support to VCAL providers to implement an initiative that will extend student progress and attainment in their VCAL studies, increase VCAL student opportunities for lifelong learning, enhance VCAL student opportunities for community engagement and engage them in the various stages of the initiative from design through to the end. VCAL is a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. It provides students with practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. The Victorian Government has invested $109 million over four years to redesign career education, to help students make better career and pathway decisions, and to meet business and industry needs. The Government is also investing $25.9 million to improve students’ access to high-quality Vocational Education and Training as part of their senior secondary schooling. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP "Congratulations to Orbost Secondary College on receiving a Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL grant which will provide an important financial stimulus for their school’s VCAL program." "The Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL grants support projects that allow students to gain skills essential to the workplace and to build strong links with industry and local community organisations." "VCAL provides important pathways to engage and retain students in applied learning that prepares them for future success in further education, training or employment."

 

NEW ROUNDABOUT FOR HIGH-RISK SALE INTERSECTION

The Andrews Government is upgrading a high-risk Sale intersection as part of a new program which works with councils and communities to improve high-risk local roads. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said a roundabout would be built at the corner of MacArthur and Market Streets as part of the Andrews Government’s $20 million ‘Safe Travel in Local Streets’ program, which aims to create safer local roads for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists and reduce road trauma in regional communities. Regional Roads Victoria worked with Wellington Shire Council on designing the roundabout, which will also include pedestrian islands and a shared user path for cyclists and pedestrians on MacArthur Street. The project is expected to reduce the number of accidents by up to 70 per cent. Wellington Shire Council will deliver the $1.13 million upgrade, with work to be completed by mid-2021. The road’s current layout has resulted in drivers making mistakes and cross traffic and rear end injury crashes. Between January 2013 to December 2017, there were six recorded crashes at the intersection, with three people being seriously injured. The program will also upgrade regional local roads and enhance community safety for precincts in Geelong, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Portland, Port Fairy, Mildura, Shepparton, Mooroopna, Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Warragul and Drouin. This program is part of the Andrews Government's $1.4 billion investment to reduce road trauma in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “This new roundabout will make it easier and safer to travel through the intersections of MacArthur and Market Streets – reducing the risk of collisions.” “MacArthur Street will also be safer for pedestrians and cyclists with new crossings and a shared user path – these works are all part of our efforts to reduce the unacceptable level of road trauma occurring across regional Victoria.”

NEW ROUNDABOUT FOR HIGH-RISK SALE INTERSECTION

The Andrews Government is upgrading a high-risk Sale intersection as part of a new program which works with councils and communities to improve high-risk local roads. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said a roundabout would be built at the corner of MacArthur and Market Streets as part of the Andrews Government’s $20 million ‘Safe Travel in Local Streets’ program, which aims to create safer local roads for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists and reduce road trauma in regional communities. Regional Roads Victoria worked with Wellington Shire Council on designing the roundabout, which will also include pedestrian islands and a shared user path for cyclists and pedestrians on MacArthur Street. The project is expected to reduce the number of accidents by up to 70 per cent. Wellington Shire Council will deliver the $1.13 million upgrade, with work to be completed by mid-2021. The road’s current layout has resulted in drivers making mistakes and cross traffic and rear end injury crashes. Between January 2013 to December 2017, there were six recorded crashes at the intersection, with three people being seriously injured. The program will also upgrade regional local roads and enhance community safety for precincts in Geelong, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Portland, Port Fairy, Mildura, Shepparton, Mooroopna, Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Warragul and Drouin. This program is part of the Andrews Government's $1.4 billion investment to reduce road trauma in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “This new roundabout will make it easier and safer to travel through the intersections of MacArthur and Market Streets – reducing the risk of collisions.” “MacArthur Street will also be safer for pedestrians and cyclists with new crossings and a shared user path – these works are all part of our efforts to reduce the unacceptable level of road trauma occurring across regional Victoria.”

$2.6 MILLION BOOST FOR GIPPSLAND PROJECTS

Five Gippsland projects are moving forward with funding made possible by the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced the funding, with these five projects being a part of 100 projects to benefit from a share in more than $30 million. This investment also recognises the overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria and includes additional funding provided through the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. Funding for the five projects include: East Gippsland Shire Council: - East Gippsland Gymnastics Facility $800,000 - WORLD Netball Development $500,000 - Lakes Entrance Foreshore Park Stage 1 $250,000 South Gippsland Shire Council: - Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) $800,000 Extension – Korumburra to Nyora Wellington Shire Council: - Warmer Pool for Yarram $250,000 From change room upgrades to new aquatic centres, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation. This round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will deliver over $243 million in local economic activity, creating hundreds of construction, maintenance and operational jobs. The fund contributes to over $915 million government investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. This investment is improving the health, wellbeing, social and economic outcomes for Victorian communities. The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s new suite of infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program and Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. The Government acknowledged East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils for their commitment and financial contribution to these projects. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP “Congratulations to these local communities - this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people across Gippsland keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.” “It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.” “The Victorian Government is giving communities like ours the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”

$2.6 MILLION BOOST FOR GIPPSLAND PROJECTS

Five Gippsland projects are moving forward with funding made possible by the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced the funding, with these five projects being a part of 100 projects to benefit from a share in more than $30 million. This investment also recognises the overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria and includes additional funding provided through the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. Funding for the five projects include: East Gippsland Shire Council: - East Gippsland Gymnastics Facility $800,000 - WORLD Netball Development $500,000 - Lakes Entrance Foreshore Park Stage 1 $250,000 South Gippsland Shire Council: - Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) $800,000 Extension – Korumburra to Nyora Wellington Shire Council: - Warmer Pool for Yarram $250,000 From change room upgrades to new aquatic centres, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation. This round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will deliver over $243 million in local economic activity, creating hundreds of construction, maintenance and operational jobs. The fund contributes to over $915 million government investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. This investment is improving the health, wellbeing, social and economic outcomes for Victorian communities. The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s new suite of infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program and Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. The Government acknowledged East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils for their commitment and financial contribution to these projects. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP “Congratulations to these local communities - this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people across Gippsland keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.” “It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.” “The Victorian Government is giving communities like ours the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”

UPGRADED FACILITIES FOR ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE

Orbost students now have upgraded music and arts rooms thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced the completion of the $900,000 upgrade, which also included new administration offices and landscaping. The Andrews Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Andrews Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021. The Andrews Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Jane Garrett MP “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “The upgrade is looking fantastic. The music room has been refurbished, the art room upgraded, and external landscaping completed.” “This is a great investment in the creative future and facilities at Orbost Secondary College.”

UPGRADED FACILITIES FOR ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE

Orbost students now have upgraded music and arts rooms thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced the completion of the $900,000 upgrade, which also included new administration offices and landscaping. The Andrews Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Andrews Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021. The Andrews Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Jane Garrett MP “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “The upgrade is looking fantastic. The music room has been refurbished, the art room upgraded, and external landscaping completed.” “This is a great investment in the creative future and facilities at Orbost Secondary College.”

WORK STARTS ON CLIFTON CREEK SCHOOL REBUILD

Students at Clifton Creek Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s rebuild. Member for Eastern Victoria today announced that AOA Christopher Peck - Consultant has been appointed to design the school’s $4,250,000 million project. The project will rebuild permanent facilities at Clifton Creek Primary School following the devastating bushfires that destroyed the school. This will also include a kitchen and sensory gardens, shade sails and additional space for community uses such as adult education and fetes. The new school building will be ready for use by Term 3, 2021. The Andrews Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. Under the Andrews Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021. The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP “We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Clifton Creek families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive after their devastating loss in the recent bushfires.”

WORK STARTS ON CLIFTON CREEK SCHOOL REBUILD

Students at Clifton Creek Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s rebuild. Member for Eastern Victoria today announced that AOA Christopher Peck - Consultant has been appointed to design the school’s $4,250,000 million project. The project will rebuild permanent facilities at Clifton Creek Primary School following the devastating bushfires that destroyed the school. This will also include a kitchen and sensory gardens, shade sails and additional space for community uses such as adult education and fetes. The new school building will be ready for use by Term 3, 2021. The Andrews Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. Under the Andrews Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021. The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP “We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Clifton Creek families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive after their devastating loss in the recent bushfires.”