BETTER facilities are on their way for students at Undera Primary School with works commencing on an important school upgrade.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp, recently announced the State Government has provided $168,665 to go towards upgrades to its playground, with new inclusive play equipment, ‘soft-fall’ surfacing and shade sails.
Mr Gepp said, “We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.
“Undera families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”
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.
While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, the Minor Capital Works fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.