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 Yuroke Ros Spence today announced Greenvale Secondary School and Kalkallo Common Primary School 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.

Greenvale Secondary School will receive a share of funding for new schools construction to deliver the first stage of the new school opening in 2022. Once all stages are complete, the school will have capacity for 1,100 students. Kalkallo Common Primary School will also open in 2022 with space for 525 students.

These projects are 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 Yuroke Ros Spence:

“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.”

“We know how critical education will be to our state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and that’s why we’re investing in the future of our students across early childhood, schools and TAFE.”

 “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.”