Funding to fix ‘high priority’ issues at two Stawell schools

Two Stawell schools will receive a slice of government funding along with 207 others as they share in more than $17 million in Term 3 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP). The state government has confirmed both the Stawell Secondary College and the Stawell Primary School will receive funds to address “high priority maintenance tasks”. The Stawell Primary School has been allocated a total of $35,000 to address the school’s roof, structural and termite-pest issues. While the Stawell Secondary College has been allocated a total of $5,000 to fix the school’s roof and structural issues. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding for the two schools in the Shire will be important for them to continue to improve their facilities. “I’m delighted to see our local schools share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance projects off the ground,” she said. READ MORE: Minister for Education James Merlino said completing the maintenance works for schools are Victoria is one of the government’s priorities. “Investing in these vital maintenance works gives our state schools the support they need to make sure every student and teacher in the state has access to safe and modern learning environments,” he said. The Planned Maintenance Program ensures schools can undertake essential work to grounds and classrooms, fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as external landscaping works like pathways and lighting. OTHER NEWS: Essential maintenance works are decided by using up-to-date information on the condition of schools to create a faster and more targeted allocation of investment. More than $2.8 million of this vital funding will go towards maintenance of Shelter-in-Place buildings at 22 schools, which serve as a temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort. This investment comes on top of more than $22 million already provided through Term 1 and Term 2 PMP allocations to make sure existing buildings at Victoria’s state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained. In the past seven years, the 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. The Government’s work to 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024. If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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Two Stawell schools will receive a slice of government funding along with 207 others as they share in more than $17 million in Term 3 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP).

The state government has confirmed both the Stawell Secondary College and the Stawell Primary School will receive funds to address “high priority maintenance tasks”.

The Stawell Primary School has been allocated a total of $35,000 to address the school’s roof, structural and termite-pest issues.

While the Stawell Secondary College has been allocated a total of $5,000 to fix the school’s roof and structural issues.

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding for the two schools in the Shire will be important for them to continue to improve their facilities.

“I’m delighted to see our local schools share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance projects off the ground,” she said.

Minister for Education James Merlino said completing the maintenance works for schools are Victoria is one of the government’s priorities.

“Investing in these vital maintenance works gives our state schools the support they need to make sure every student and teacher in the state has access to safe and modern learning environments,” he said.

The Planned Maintenance Program ensures schools can undertake essential work to grounds and classrooms, fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as external landscaping works like pathways and lighting.

Essential maintenance works are decided by using up-to-date information on the condition of schools to create a faster and more targeted allocation of investment.

More than $2.8 million of this vital funding will go towards maintenance of Shelter-in-Place buildings at 22 schools, which serve as a temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort.

This investment comes on top of more than $22 million already provided through Term 1 and Term 2 PMP allocations to make sure existing buildings at Victoria’s state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.

In the past seven years, the 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.

The Government’s work to 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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