The Nationals Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, has congratulated 11 local schools which will be sharing in a total of $1.4 million funding for capital upgrades and minor works.
Mr Walsh said it was great to see a number of schools in across Murray Plains receive funding from the State Government’s Minor Capital Works Fund to allow them to get on with much needed – and in many cases long overdue – works.
“Our children deserve the best learning environment possible and I’m delighted to see funding for a number of local projects that will help achieve that,” Mr Walsh said.
“This has been a tough year for staff and students and additional funding to fix schools buildings and grounds will be very welcome,” he said.
“Schools will be using the funds for improvements ranging from building renovations, to new playground equipment to safety fencing.”
Schools receiving a share of the Minor Capital Works Fund include Beverford Primary School ($222,125), Cohuna Consolidated ($67,353), Echuca Specialist School $31,120), Lancaster Primary ($75,020), Murrabit Group School ($24,120), Nanneella Estate Primary ($34,120), Nyah District Primary ($40,129), Pyramid Hill College ($234,125), Rochester Primary($500,000), Swan Hill Specialist School ($45,310) and Undera Primary ($168,665).
“In addition to these funds, Kyabram P-12 has also received $6.75 million for a major overhaul and Swan Hill Specialist School has been given another $1.65 for urgently needed works as well,” Mr Walsh added.
He said while it was wonderful to see a number of local schools benefiting from the funding, he knows there will still be many disappointed communities within Murray Plains, whose dreams of upgrades to their schools go unfunded.
“Although the Victorian Government remains non-committal on these projects, I will continue to work with the schools and their wider communities to ensure these projects receive the funding required to provide the learning environment that our children deserve.”
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