Schools in Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit are among more than 250 across the state to receive a boost to essential maintenance projects, thanks to the Victorian Government.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced that four schools across Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit were among 282 schools across Victoria to share in $12.48 million in Term 2 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP).

The schools include Bellbridge Primary School, Cambridge Primary School and Mossfiel Primary School, as well as Tarneit Senior College. The four schools received a total of $275,000 to go towards these works.

The program ensures schools can undertake essential work to grounds and classrooms such as fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as external landscaping works like pathways and lighting.

The funding is on top of $10.4 million already provided to 230 schools through Term 1 PMP allocations and ensures existing buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.

In the past seven years, the Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“This investment ensures students in Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit can learn in safe settings that complement the top-class education we are committed to providing.”

“I’m delighted to see both Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance projects off the ground.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Investing in maintenance works means schools can tend to those essential projects that will ensure our students and teachers have access to safe and modern learning environments.”