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SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS CONTINUE

Millions of free meals cooked by Foodbank Victoria have been delivered to students during remote learning thanks to the Victorian Governments School Breakfast and Lunch Clubs program. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly virtually met with leaders at The Grange P-12 College, Tarneit Senior College and Baden Powell P-9 College as well as Foodbank Victoria today to discuss how schools were delivering the program during the remote learning period. Delivering more than 2.5 million meals in Term 2 and Term 3 to students during the coronavirus pandemic across the state, schools are taking unique and tailored approaches to providing healthy food to their communities. This has included handing out school holiday supply packs, delivering meals to students’ homes and making up packs with extra products to give to families in need of additional support. The School Breakfast Clubs program provides free and healthy breakfasts to students and has been expanded to offer lunches as well as school holiday supplies to students who need them. This ensure that students can learn on a full stomach. Since beginning in 2016, the program has delivered over 13.4 million free and healthy meals. A total of 1000 government primary, secondary, P-12 and special schools set to benefit by the end of 2020. It’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensuring children from disadvantaged families can fully participate in their learning at school, and build happy and healthy lives. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Delivering more than 2.5 million free meals during remote learning has been critical in ensuring Victorian students have the best possible learning conditions.”  “Children cannot properly learn on an empty stomach – that’s why we are helping those who need it most.”

SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS CONTINUE

Millions of free meals cooked by Foodbank Victoria have been delivered to students during remote learning thanks to the Victorian Governments School Breakfast and Lunch Clubs program. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly virtually met with leaders at The Grange P-12 College, Tarneit Senior College and Baden Powell P-9 College as well as Foodbank Victoria today to discuss how schools were delivering the program during the remote learning period. Delivering more than 2.5 million meals in Term 2 and Term 3 to students during the coronavirus pandemic across the state, schools are taking unique and tailored approaches to providing healthy food to their communities. This has included handing out school holiday supply packs, delivering meals to students’ homes and making up packs with extra products to give to families in need of additional support. The School Breakfast Clubs program provides free and healthy breakfasts to students and has been expanded to offer lunches as well as school holiday supplies to students who need them. This ensure that students can learn on a full stomach. Since beginning in 2016, the program has delivered over 13.4 million free and healthy meals. A total of 1000 government primary, secondary, P-12 and special schools set to benefit by the end of 2020. It’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensuring children from disadvantaged families can fully participate in their learning at school, and build happy and healthy lives. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Delivering more than 2.5 million free meals during remote learning has been critical in ensuring Victorian students have the best possible learning conditions.”  “Children cannot properly learn on an empty stomach – that’s why we are helping those who need it most.”

TARNEIT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS UPGRADES FUNDED TO BOOST ECONOMY

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced that Good News Lutheran College in Tarneit will receive $5 million as one of the more than 50 projects under the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. The grant will go towards the construction of a 2-storey Junior Primary School Building for Junior Year students in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4. The building will incorporate direct instruction and collaborative learning areas, including Wet Project Areas, Meeting/Seminar spaces, Staff Planning, Kitchen, Multi-purpose space and Student and Staff Amenities. In addition, the construction of six new schools are being supported by this Fund, including $4 million for a new Catholic Primary School in Tarneit North, which is expected to open in 2023. The 56 projects will create close to 800 jobs during construction, and follows more than $1.18 billion for new schools, upgrades and expansions of government schools announced in May. Additional funding for this second round of the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund has been brought forward to help stimulate the economy and create jobs. The successful schools will be able to start their projects within the next six months driving Victoria’s economic recovery from the pandemic, and the summer’s bushfires. The projects will help these schools meet growing enrolment demand and includes six new schools in growth areas. More than a third of Victorian students attend Catholic or Independent schools. It’s part of the Government’s election commitment to establish a $402 million fund in partnership with the non-government school sector to upgrade and build new non-government schools across Victoria. The Victorian Government is building the Education State with an unprecedented $7.2 billion investment that is not only creating 7,500 jobs but improving, upgrading and building schools to ensure that every community can access a great local school where students are supported to achieve their best. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino  “We promised to upgrade and build new non-government schools – we’re keeping that promise and fast-tracking funding for projects to drive our economic recovery.” “Every child – no matter where they live or go to school – deserves the best facilities. That’s why we’re supporting government, Catholic and Independent schools with record investment to give our kids the best education.” Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “This project will help Good News Lutheran College and give local students and staff the best possible facilities.” “This investment is vital to Victoria’s economic recovery and creating jobs in the Education State.”

TARNEIT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS UPGRADES FUNDED TO BOOST ECONOMY

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced that Good News Lutheran College in Tarneit will receive $5 million as one of the more than 50 projects under the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. The grant will go towards the construction of a 2-storey Junior Primary School Building for Junior Year students in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4. The building will incorporate direct instruction and collaborative learning areas, including Wet Project Areas, Meeting/Seminar spaces, Staff Planning, Kitchen, Multi-purpose space and Student and Staff Amenities. In addition, the construction of six new schools are being supported by this Fund, including $4 million for a new Catholic Primary School in Tarneit North, which is expected to open in 2023. The 56 projects will create close to 800 jobs during construction, and follows more than $1.18 billion for new schools, upgrades and expansions of government schools announced in May. Additional funding for this second round of the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund has been brought forward to help stimulate the economy and create jobs. The successful schools will be able to start their projects within the next six months driving Victoria’s economic recovery from the pandemic, and the summer’s bushfires. The projects will help these schools meet growing enrolment demand and includes six new schools in growth areas. More than a third of Victorian students attend Catholic or Independent schools. It’s part of the Government’s election commitment to establish a $402 million fund in partnership with the non-government school sector to upgrade and build new non-government schools across Victoria. The Victorian Government is building the Education State with an unprecedented $7.2 billion investment that is not only creating 7,500 jobs but improving, upgrading and building schools to ensure that every community can access a great local school where students are supported to achieve their best. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino  “We promised to upgrade and build new non-government schools – we’re keeping that promise and fast-tracking funding for projects to drive our economic recovery.” “Every child – no matter where they live or go to school – deserves the best facilities. That’s why we’re supporting government, Catholic and Independent schools with record investment to give our kids the best education.” Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “This project will help Good News Lutheran College and give local students and staff the best possible facilities.” “This investment is vital to Victoria’s economic recovery and creating jobs in the Education State.”

NEW EARLY PARENTING CENTRE FOR WYNDHAM

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service will deliver more parenting supports for new parents and their young children giving them the best possible start to life, with the establishment of an Early Parenting Centre in Wyndham. The Victorian Government’s $123 million new Early Parenting Centres will be built in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Frankston, Casey, Wyndham and Whittlesea and two existing centres in Footscray and Noble Park will be upgraded to meet increasing demand. The centres will provide a critical role in ensuring parents are getting the advice and care they need, including support with sleep and settling, feeding, extra care for babies with additional needs and enhancing the parent-child relationship. Sleep and settling is one of the biggest challenges facing new parents, with around one in two Victorian parents seeking assistance from early parenting centre’s reporting problems with their child’s sleep. This can lead to post-natal depression, isolation and stress for parents, and impact a child’s behavioural, mental and physical development. The centres will provide day-stays and longer residential stay programs to improve the health, wellbeing and developmental outcomes for children aged up to four years old. Each new centre will include 10 residential units and four day stay units – helping more than 5,000 extra families a year. Community Advisory Groups are being established to help inform planning for each new centre. Construction of these centres will be completed in two phases – with centres in the first phase being delivered by 2022, and those in the second phase by 2024. Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley “Early parenting centres deliver flexible, targeted services to help parents with sleep and settling issues. This investment will more than triple Victoria’s service capacity – supporting thousands more families a year.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “We know that parenting can be challenging and stressful at times and some new mums and dads may need a little extra support to give their children the best start to life.”

NEW EARLY PARENTING CENTRE FOR WYNDHAM

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service will deliver more parenting supports for new parents and their young children giving them the best possible start to life, with the establishment of an Early Parenting Centre in Wyndham. The Victorian Government’s $123 million new Early Parenting Centres will be built in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Frankston, Casey, Wyndham and Whittlesea and two existing centres in Footscray and Noble Park will be upgraded to meet increasing demand. The centres will provide a critical role in ensuring parents are getting the advice and care they need, including support with sleep and settling, feeding, extra care for babies with additional needs and enhancing the parent-child relationship. Sleep and settling is one of the biggest challenges facing new parents, with around one in two Victorian parents seeking assistance from early parenting centre’s reporting problems with their child’s sleep. This can lead to post-natal depression, isolation and stress for parents, and impact a child’s behavioural, mental and physical development. The centres will provide day-stays and longer residential stay programs to improve the health, wellbeing and developmental outcomes for children aged up to four years old. Each new centre will include 10 residential units and four day stay units – helping more than 5,000 extra families a year. Community Advisory Groups are being established to help inform planning for each new centre. Construction of these centres will be completed in two phases – with centres in the first phase being delivered by 2022, and those in the second phase by 2024. Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley “Early parenting centres deliver flexible, targeted services to help parents with sleep and settling issues. This investment will more than triple Victoria’s service capacity – supporting thousands more families a year.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “We know that parenting can be challenging and stressful at times and some new mums and dads may need a little extra support to give their children the best start to life.”

NEW LIGHTING FOR HOPPERS CROSSING SOCCER CLUB

The Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club will now be able to play and practice at night, with the installation of 100 lux LED sports lighting on Pitch 1 at Grange Reserve being recently completed. The Andrews Government provided $300,000 for the completion of the lighting upgrades as part of a 2018 election commitment - the remaining $50,000 being provided by Wyndham City Council This project will benefit the local Hoppers Crossing community including Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, allowing for more opportunities to train and play at night. The lighting upgrade commenced construction in July 2020 and all infrastructure works have now been completed. Council is hopeful the electrical engineer can attend the site and sign off on the works in the last week of October, completing the project on schedule. Similar projects include the $196,020 ground lighting project at Wooten Road Reserve in Tarneit – made possible by Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. 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 Wyndham City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “This is fantastic news for the Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, I look forward to seeing the lights in use in the early months of next year.”

NEW LIGHTING FOR HOPPERS CROSSING SOCCER CLUB

The Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club will now be able to play and practice at night, with the installation of 100 lux LED sports lighting on Pitch 1 at Grange Reserve being recently completed. The Andrews Government provided $300,000 for the completion of the lighting upgrades as part of a 2018 election commitment - the remaining $50,000 being provided by Wyndham City Council This project will benefit the local Hoppers Crossing community including Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, allowing for more opportunities to train and play at night. The lighting upgrade commenced construction in July 2020 and all infrastructure works have now been completed. Council is hopeful the electrical engineer can attend the site and sign off on the works in the last week of October, completing the project on schedule. Similar projects include the $196,020 ground lighting project at Wooten Road Reserve in Tarneit – made possible by Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. 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 Wyndham City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “This is fantastic news for the Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, I look forward to seeing the lights in use in the early months of next year.”

 

MAJOR REVITALISATION BOOST FOR TARNEIT 

Tarneit is one of six town centres in metropolitan Melbourne to receive a revitalisation boost as part of the Victorian Government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program. As part of the Building Works Stimulus Package, the Program is funding shovel-ready projects in Boronia, Melton, Noble Park, Reservoir, Lilydale and Tarneit. Each site will receive $500,000 from the state government for local infrastructure projects to improve public space and amenity while supporting local jobs and stimulating local business and community activity. This investment will play an important role in Tarneit coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery. To kickstart the revitalisation of Tarneit’s Town Centre, the State Government is investing $35,000 with a co-contribution from Wyndham City of $15,000 for a new mural and wayfinding bollards. The new mural will be located on the side wall of Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre. The new wayfinding bollards will provide better access between areas of interest, including the Penrose Community Centre. The Victorian Government will work with the Wyndham City Council and other local stakeholders to explore further opportunities for co-investment in Tarneit. For more information on Suburban Development programs go to www.suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane  “We are all living more locally. Investments like this will create jobs closer to home and support local businesses, while giving locally loved places, like Tarneit a much-needed boost.” Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “The upgrades made to Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre will improve access and help aid the recovery of local businesses in the area.”

MAJOR REVITALISATION BOOST FOR TARNEIT 

Tarneit is one of six town centres in metropolitan Melbourne to receive a revitalisation boost as part of the Victorian Government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program. As part of the Building Works Stimulus Package, the Program is funding shovel-ready projects in Boronia, Melton, Noble Park, Reservoir, Lilydale and Tarneit. Each site will receive $500,000 from the state government for local infrastructure projects to improve public space and amenity while supporting local jobs and stimulating local business and community activity. This investment will play an important role in Tarneit coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery. To kickstart the revitalisation of Tarneit’s Town Centre, the State Government is investing $35,000 with a co-contribution from Wyndham City of $15,000 for a new mural and wayfinding bollards. The new mural will be located on the side wall of Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre. The new wayfinding bollards will provide better access between areas of interest, including the Penrose Community Centre. The Victorian Government will work with the Wyndham City Council and other local stakeholders to explore further opportunities for co-investment in Tarneit. For more information on Suburban Development programs go to www.suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane  “We are all living more locally. Investments like this will create jobs closer to home and support local businesses, while giving locally loved places, like Tarneit a much-needed boost.” Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “The upgrades made to Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre will improve access and help aid the recovery of local businesses in the area.”

TARNEIT COMMUNITY PRECINCT GETS FUNDING BOOST

A masterplan for fast-growing Tarneit North in Wyndham has been backed by the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly have announced that the Growing Suburbs Fund will provide $2.5m toward the Tarneit North Masterplan Implementation Project. A major upgrade for community facilities in a rapidly-developing area, the project will help Wyndham City Council to deliver a new community centre and sports facilities, a landscaped playground and picnic area with barbecues and a path network. With Tarneit’s population expected to grow by 163 per cent to more than 130,000 people by 2040, investing now means families and new residents will have the facilities they deserve close to home. Through support for a wide variety of different projects like this, the $25 million expansion to the Growing Suburbs Fund will continue its strong record of job creation and investment in communities – an important contribution to recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Growing Suburbs Fund investment complements the Victorian $2.7 billion Building Works Package, which includes over $278 million in shovel-ready infrastructure projects across the state to be delivered through councils. Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested $275 million in funding 221 community projects. This has created more than 7470 jobs and leveraged more than $755 million in investment. A full list of the successful projects is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly  “This is great news for Tarneit – we’re making sure this community has the facilities it needs to thrive as more and more people move here and the population grows.” “I can’t wait to see the plan come to fruition and these facilities open up for everyone to use and enjoy.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane “Projects like this are exactly why the Growing Suburbs Fund was set up – to ensure fast-growing communities have access to the facilities they need to thrive.” “The Growing Suburbs Fund has built a legacy of investment in our fastest-growing communities – creating jobs and delivering the facilities communities need to thrive. This is going to be more crucial than ever as we recover from the impact of coronavirus.”

TARNEIT COMMUNITY PRECINCT GETS FUNDING BOOST

A masterplan for fast-growing Tarneit North in Wyndham has been backed by the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly have announced that the Growing Suburbs Fund will provide $2.5m toward the Tarneit North Masterplan Implementation Project. A major upgrade for community facilities in a rapidly-developing area, the project will help Wyndham City Council to deliver a new community centre and sports facilities, a landscaped playground and picnic area with barbecues and a path network. With Tarneit’s population expected to grow by 163 per cent to more than 130,000 people by 2040, investing now means families and new residents will have the facilities they deserve close to home. Through support for a wide variety of different projects like this, the $25 million expansion to the Growing Suburbs Fund will continue its strong record of job creation and investment in communities – an important contribution to recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Growing Suburbs Fund investment complements the Victorian $2.7 billion Building Works Package, which includes over $278 million in shovel-ready infrastructure projects across the state to be delivered through councils. Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested $275 million in funding 221 community projects. This has created more than 7470 jobs and leveraged more than $755 million in investment. A full list of the successful projects is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly  “This is great news for Tarneit – we’re making sure this community has the facilities it needs to thrive as more and more people move here and the population grows.” “I can’t wait to see the plan come to fruition and these facilities open up for everyone to use and enjoy.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane “Projects like this are exactly why the Growing Suburbs Fund was set up – to ensure fast-growing communities have access to the facilities they need to thrive.” “The Growing Suburbs Fund has built a legacy of investment in our fastest-growing communities – creating jobs and delivering the facilities communities need to thrive. This is going to be more crucial than ever as we recover from the impact of coronavirus.”

TWO NEW BUS ROUTES CONNECTING TARNEIT TO TRAIN SERVICES

The Victorian Government is delivering two new bus services which will connect people living in growing areas of Tarneit and Tarneit West seamlessly with metropolitan and regional train services for the first time. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the brand new routes to service newer estates in the area, giving communities in the outer west a connection to V/Line trains at Tarneit Station and Metro services at Williams Landing and Werribee Stations. Route 152, Tarneit to Williams Landing, and Route 182, Werribee to Tarneit via Tarneit West will begin in May 2021 – helping people connect more easily to work, school and local services and amenities like Werribee Town Centre. Both routes will run every 40 minutes, seven days a week, with higher frequencies in the peaks. New bus stops will also be built along the new routes, with the Department of Transport to notify local residents and businesses of their new locations. Full timetable details will be decided once an operator has been chosen and new bus stop locations finalised. The bus routes are subject to a tender process, with the contract to be awarded later in the year. Passengers can check the PTV Journey Planner from April 2021 to plan their journey. Victorians are reminded to avoid public transport unless leaving the house for essential purposes, to always wear a face covering when in public, practice good hand hygiene and physically distance wherever possible. Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll “We know our western suburbs are growing – we’re making sure every community has the important connections they need to get both into Melbourne and around their local community.” “These new routes will also give people the opportunity to leave the car at home and catch the train into the city.” Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “As a result of these new services, locals will have more options when it comes to getting around their local area and engaging more with local businesses and public spaces.”

TWO NEW BUS ROUTES CONNECTING TARNEIT TO TRAIN SERVICES

The Victorian Government is delivering two new bus services which will connect people living in growing areas of Tarneit and Tarneit West seamlessly with metropolitan and regional train services for the first time. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the brand new routes to service newer estates in the area, giving communities in the outer west a connection to V/Line trains at Tarneit Station and Metro services at Williams Landing and Werribee Stations. Route 152, Tarneit to Williams Landing, and Route 182, Werribee to Tarneit via Tarneit West will begin in May 2021 – helping people connect more easily to work, school and local services and amenities like Werribee Town Centre. Both routes will run every 40 minutes, seven days a week, with higher frequencies in the peaks. New bus stops will also be built along the new routes, with the Department of Transport to notify local residents and businesses of their new locations. Full timetable details will be decided once an operator has been chosen and new bus stop locations finalised. The bus routes are subject to a tender process, with the contract to be awarded later in the year. Passengers can check the PTV Journey Planner from April 2021 to plan their journey. Victorians are reminded to avoid public transport unless leaving the house for essential purposes, to always wear a face covering when in public, practice good hand hygiene and physically distance wherever possible. Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll “We know our western suburbs are growing – we’re making sure every community has the important connections they need to get both into Melbourne and around their local community.” “These new routes will also give people the opportunity to leave the car at home and catch the train into the city.” Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “As a result of these new services, locals will have more options when it comes to getting around their local area and engaging more with local businesses and public spaces.”

EXTRA LEARNING SPACE FOR TARNEIT SCHOOLS

Students at Tarneit Rise Primary School and Truganina P-9 College will both soon receive new state-of-the-art, double-storey relocatable classrooms to meet growing student enrolments. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the modern double-storey relocatable buildings would offer flexibility to manage enrolment growth ahead of 2021. As part of this allocation, Tarneit Rise Primary School will receive two relocatable buildings. Truganina P-9 College will receive four relocatable buildings These are in addition to the two sets of relocatable classrooms that both schools received last year. The relocatable buildings include double-glazed windows, improved thermal insulation to reduce heat loss, acoustic insulation to reduce internal noise reverberation, and are built to an energy efficient design. The Victorian Government is investing $114.5 million to deliver modern relocatable school buildings to schools across the state. This will provide an additional 12,775 spaces for Victorian students for the 2021 school year ensuring all students can access to a great local government school. It is anticipated the 2020-21 Relocatable Building Program will create more than 200 jobs in manufacturing and related industries. This investment forms part of the more than $1.18 billion investment in education infrastructure projects that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. 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. The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “We are delivering a modern, multi-storey relocatable building for both Tarneit Rise Primary School and Truganina P-9 because we know that quality infrastructure gives our students and teachers the learning environments they need to achieve their best.”  “They are a cost-effective, fast and flexible option to respond to the growing needs of the school.”

EXTRA LEARNING SPACE FOR TARNEIT SCHOOLS

Students at Tarneit Rise Primary School and Truganina P-9 College will both soon receive new state-of-the-art, double-storey relocatable classrooms to meet growing student enrolments. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the modern double-storey relocatable buildings would offer flexibility to manage enrolment growth ahead of 2021. As part of this allocation, Tarneit Rise Primary School will receive two relocatable buildings. Truganina P-9 College will receive four relocatable buildings These are in addition to the two sets of relocatable classrooms that both schools received last year. The relocatable buildings include double-glazed windows, improved thermal insulation to reduce heat loss, acoustic insulation to reduce internal noise reverberation, and are built to an energy efficient design. The Victorian Government is investing $114.5 million to deliver modern relocatable school buildings to schools across the state. This will provide an additional 12,775 spaces for Victorian students for the 2021 school year ensuring all students can access to a great local government school. It is anticipated the 2020-21 Relocatable Building Program will create more than 200 jobs in manufacturing and related industries. This investment forms part of the more than $1.18 billion investment in education infrastructure projects that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. 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. The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “We are delivering a modern, multi-storey relocatable building for both Tarneit Rise Primary School and Truganina P-9 because we know that quality infrastructure gives our students and teachers the learning environments they need to achieve their best.”  “They are a cost-effective, fast and flexible option to respond to the growing needs of the school.”