Funds for fixing up our schools

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THE 33 state schools across Greater Shepparton are set to receive a portion of the state government’s investment of $515 million for school maintenance across Victoria.

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP announced that a total of $2.5 million would be allocated in additional funding for the schools in Greater Shepparton.

“This funding will help schools across Greater Shepparton to undertake essential maintenance – from a new lick of paint, to replacing carpets and landscaping work – so that students, teachers and parents alike can take pride in our schools,” Mr Gepp said.

The funding will also ensure schools are safe, modern and properly maintained and the new announcement builds on the major funding allocation of $5.6 billion across the state for new schools and upgrades.

Schools will now be able to do essential works such as painting, replacing carpets and windows, landscaping, tree inspections and maintenance of infrastructure like septic systems and water services.

Schools situated in bushfire prone areas across the state will also have access to additional funds to ensure they are bushfire ready, thanks to $44.2 million allocated to fire preparedness activities, such as vegetation removal.