MAINTENANCE FUNDING FOR TARNEIT SENIOR COLLEGE

Students in Tarneit will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Sarah Connolly MP today announced Tarneit Senior College is among 78 schools to share in $5.94 million of Planned Maintenance Program (PMP) funding to help address their maintenance needs.

As part of this program, Tarneit Senior College will soon receive $10,000 to carry out high priority maintenance, including floor repairs, painting, skylight repair and surface treatments.

The PMP provides funding for vital maintenance activities based on need.

A new evaluation system was put in place in 2018 to provide more precise information on the condition of school infrastructure to create timely and targeted allocation of PMP funding.

Last year, every Victorian school shared in $515 million as part of the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken.

This funding is ensuring existing buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.

Today’s investment is in addition to the more than $7.2 billion already invested 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 Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“It is wonderful news to see Tarneit Senior share in this maintenance funding, our students deserve well maintained facilities to get the most out of their learning.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Though our record investment in school infrastructure, we’re delivering for our hard-working school principals, teachers and staff, as well as students and families.”

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