STUDENTS now have the facilities they need with the completion of an upgrade at Elphinstone Primary School.
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced works are now complete on the school's $63,120 upgrade to refurbish the toilets and to improve amenity, cleanliness and hygiene.
"We're making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachersand that every child is given every chance to succeed," Ms Thomas said.
"The upgraded amenities at Elphinstone mean greater comfort and hygiene for students."
In the past seven years, the state 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.
"Victoria's school building boom is all about making sure our kids have the classrooms - and the bright futures - they deserve," Minister for Education James Merlino said.
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.
More than 300 Victorian government 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.
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