Bairnsdale families are closer to scoring a major redevelopment to their local school with $804,000 to plan the next stage of the masterplan at Bairnsdale Secondary College, thanks to the Victorian Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced the investment for the school to complete the full design and documentation for the second stage in their masterplan which includes a new science building.

This funding allows the school to develop detailed designs to make this project shovel ready, will create future jobs and help fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The school will be able to design modern fit-for-purposes learning spaces that meet the needs of the community.

The school is one of 40 across Victoria to share in $45.7 million to start planning for upgrades and new builds under the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund.

This investment is on top of the $1.4 million allocated to the first stage of Bairnsdale Secondary College’s masterplan to begin a major modernisation of the school.

Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund is a new $180 million initiative part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing response to support long-term economic recovery in Victoria.

The Victorian Government is investing an unprecedented $7.2 billion in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett

“The Victorian Government is providing students and teachers across the state 21st Century learning facilities to enable them to reach their full potential – that’s why Victoria is the Education State.”
“We are fulfilling our election promises while planning for future student numbers and providing an economic boost to the state.”

“This investment in Bairnsdale Secondary College will help students achieve their best results while allowing the school to plan for the future growth of their community.”