ARCHITECT APPOINTED FOR ST ALBANS SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at University Park Primary School with the appointment of an architect to design the school’s important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP today announced Bamford Architects would design works to be undertaken at University Park Primary School to deliver upgraded school amenities.

The Labor Government has provided $500,000 to go towards upgrading student amenities, to improve cleanliness and hygiene.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.

Schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.

In the past seven years, the Victorian 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. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”

Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP

“We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“St Albans families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive with the appointment of Bamford Architects.”