Bellarine Schools Supported To Tick Off Maintenance Projects

27 February 2023

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better schools in the Bellarine with a maintenance blitz to improve facilities for primary and secondary students at more than 100 Victorian schools.

Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins today announced Bellarine Secondary College, Drysdale Primary School and Ocean Grove Primary School would share in $7.8 million of Term 1 Planned Maintenance Program funding.

  • Drysdale Primary School will receive $140,000
  • Bellarine Secondary College will receive $65,000
  • Ocean Grove Primary School will receive $45,000

The Planned Maintenance Program provides funding for high-priority maintenance.

It ensures schools can undertake essential work to classrooms and other school buildings and fixtures, including fixing roofs and replacing windows, resurfacing floors and painting, as well as external landscaping works like improving pathways and lighting.

A specialised evaluation process ensures maintenance support goes where it is needed, when it is needed.

In 2022, the Planned Maintenance Program provided $34.7 million to 331 schools, helping ensure buildings at Victoria’s 1,500 state schools are safe, modern and properly maintained.

In the past eight years, the Labor Government has invested $12.8 billion in building new schools and more than 1,850 school upgrades, creating around 17,400 jobs in construction and associated industries.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so every student can access a great local school and a quality education no matter where they live.

Quote attributable to Alison Marchant MP

“This latest round of our Planned Maintenance Program means we’re delivering the repairs and maintenance our local schools need, to deliver the better learning experiences our local kids deserve.”