$20 million boost for state schools

Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale said schools can apply for grants of up to $500,000 to modernise and improve learning spaces and boost the condition and character of the school through the Minor Capital Works Fund.

Government schools will be able to apply for a new $20 million funding program which will cover minor school capital works projects.

Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale said schools can apply for grants of up to $500,000 to modernise and improve learning spaces and boost the condition and character of the school through the Minor Capital Works Fund.

“We’re continuing to invest record funding to make sure our students have top rate facilities that are modern, fit for purpose and conducive to their learning style,” she said.

“I encourage all government schools in the Bass electorate with identified minor capital projects to apply for these grants.”

Examples of eligible projects include upgrades to classrooms, sports ovals and toilets as well as the installation of new playground equipment, bike sheds, fencing, basketball and netball rings, and football or soccer goal posts.

“This extra infrastructure funding will mean even more local schools will share in the largest investment in school infrastructure in Victoria’s history,” Minister for Education James Merlino said.

The fund is part of the more than $1.18 billion recently announced by the State Government for an education infrastructure construction blitz.

The bass electorate includes Lang Lang, Kooweerup and parts of Pakenham.