The Victorian Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced Dohertys Creek P-9 College would share in an investment of $438.6 million to help build ten new schools and deliver a further four stages of new school projects to open in 2022 across the state.

When opened, these new schools will provide more than 7,000 spaces for Victorian students. Dohertys Creek P-9 College will receive a share of funding of $438.6 million for new schools construction. Funding of $11.23 million will deliver essential construction of specialist learning spaces to accommodate students in Years 7-9. This stage will open in 2022.

This project is part of the Victorian Government’s Building Works package, which will deliver $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work across our state.

The package includes a $1.18 billion education building program will also build new schools, deliver and refurbish relocatable classrooms and make schools more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.

Together, the projects will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs in communities across Victoria.

This $1.18 billion education building program is in addition to the $6.1 billion invested by the Victorian Government on delivering school upgrades since 2014, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so everyone can get a great education, no matter their background or where they live.

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly:

“This investment will build new schools, create thousands of jobs and help our economy recover from coronavirus.”

“Whether it’s achieving excellence, building a world-class education system or creating opportunities for every Victorian, we’re making sure that every student can make the most of school and get the best start in life.”

“We know that Victoria’s population is booming, which is why we’re building 100 new schools and upgrading even more schools to meet the needs of our growing communities.”

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