This year, Cape Clear families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve.
The Andrews Labor Government has built and upgraded more schools than any government in our state’s history, and the Victorian Budget 2020/21 continues that record of investment.
Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle visited Cape Clear Primary School to announce that the school will receive $828,000 to upgrade and modernise the school.
This investment builds on the $1.18 billion as part of the Building Works Package announced earlier this year, which is creating space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and creating around 1,600 local construction jobs.
Across Victoria, the Labor Government is delivering 1,460 school upgrades – investing in new classrooms, fixing old buildings and delivering the learning spaces our kids deserve.
The Labor Government’s unprecedented $7.2 billion investment in Victorian school infrastructure is not only creating 7,500 jobs – it is ensuring that ensuring every child has a great local school where they can achieve their best.
The visit was also an opportunity to tour the early works on a new sensory garden funded which has been funded with a $194,968 grant under the Victorian Government’s Inclusive Schools fund
The Inclusive Schools Fund is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to ensure that students with disabilities and additional needs get the same opportunities as other students.
Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle
“This investment shows that the Victorian Government understands the importance of regional and rural schools and that every school kid counts in these communities.”
“Schools are the heart of our communities, so it makes sense that we’re investing in upgrades to support education and create local jobs.”
“The new sensory garden will create a space for teaching and help all students, regardless of disabilities or other differences, participate, learn, develop and succeed at Cape Clear.”