Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio MP, today announced that Plenty Parklands Primary School, Mill Park, has been allocated $500,000 as part of the Minor Capital Works Fund to fast-track a priority project and support local jobs through Victoria’s economic recovery.

Funding will go towards works to repair the roof on the school’s buildings.

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund.

Last month, the Labor Government invested more than $3 billion in school upgrades through the Victorian Budget 2020/21.  While much of this funding went towards new schools and major upgrades to existing schools, this Minor Capital Works Fund is delivering smaller projects that also make a big difference to local schools. Projects will commence from early 2021.

Victoria’s school building boom is the biggest in the country. More importantly, it’ll mean our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.

In the past five years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.

Quotes attributable to Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio

“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 like and create jobs for Victorians.”

“Whether it is upgrading toilets, building a new fence or fixing a leaking roof – this is all about making sure our students have the facilities they need.”

Quotes attributable to School Principal, Claire McInerney

“We are thrilled with the announcement of funding for our school’s roof restoration project.  Over the years, School Council has spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money to rectify the roofing issues, however the expense of replacing the roofing to a standard that our students and staff deserve, is beyond our financial capabilities.

We are delighted that the State Government is willing to prioritise our roofing issues so that the students can continue to receive a high-quality education in excellent facilities.”