Upgraded Facilities For Ashwood School Now Complete

23 November 2021

Burwood students now have the facilities they need for a great start in life with the Andrews Labor Government completing an upgrade at Ashwood School.

Member Burwood, Will Fowles MP today announced works are now complete on Ashwood School upgrade to deliver upgraded perimeter fencing and gates.

The Labor Government provided $191,125 from the Minor Capital Works Fund in 2020 to ensure that all students are provided with a safe learning environment.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

While much of this funding went on new schools and significant upgrades to help meet increasing demand, this fund is about delivering the small projects that make a big difference while also supporting local jobs.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Victoria’s school building boom is all about making sure our kids have the classrooms – and the bright futures – they deserve.”