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Building Better, Safer Schools

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The Victorian Government will deliver vital maintenance and bushfire readiness works at over 400 schools across Victoria, supporting jobs and local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and improving facilities for students and staff, with $15.3 million in funding announced.

Five schools will share in $450,000 of Planned Maintenance Program funding for essential work to grounds and classrooms such as fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as repairing landscaping like pathways and steps.

• Mount Clear Primary School will receive $310,000 to address high priority maintenance, including ceiling repair, downpipe repair, surfacing work, floor repair, lighting repair, painting works, shade structure repair, stair repair, structural repair, table repair, wall repair and the school’s Shelter In Place building.
• Phoenix P-12 Community College will receive $100,000 for high-priority maintenance identified for the school’s roof and structural issues.
• Sebastopol Primary School will receive $20,000 for high-priority maintenance works identified for the school’s roof issues.
• Canadian Lead Primary School will receive $15,000 to address high priority maintenance works, including ceiling repair, floor repair, painting works and wall repair.
• Mount Pleasant Primary School will receive $5,000 for high-priority maintenance works identified for the school’s roof issues.

Nine schools will share in over $188,000 of Bushfire Preparedness funding to clear vegetation and undertake other essential maintenance ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.
• Balliang East Primary School will receive $17,269
• Buninyong Primary School, Scotsburn Primary School will receive $15,984
• Glen Park Primary School will receive $14,929
• Lal Lal Primary School will receive $16,953
• Linton Primary School will receive $16,890
• Mount Clear College will receive $47,867
• Mount Clear Primary School will receive $26,275
• Mount Egerton Primary School will receive $14,945
• Woady Yaloak Primary School, Scarsdale Campus will receive $17,426

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