Minister for Education James Merlino and State Labor Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Gilson College’s Mernda Campus to officially open a new learning facility funded through the Non-Government School Grants Program.

Gilson College received $997,500 in Round 1 of the Non-Government Schools Grants program, with the funding used to complete the fit-out of an inherited unfurnished two-storey building at the college’s Mernda campus.

This building includes a library, five general learning areas, amenities, associated staff office and storage space, as well as associated site works and landscaping.​​​​​​​​​​

The total cost of these works is $2.77 million, with Gilson College contributing $1.77 million to the project.

Gilson College is one of the many Victorian schools benefiting from the Labor Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.

The program has already seen more than 86 projects receive funding to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state.

The fund is part of a $3.8 billion investment from the Labor Government build the Education State, giving every student access to a great local school with a great education.

Victoria’s school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“This brand new, state-of-the-art building is another example of how we’re making the investments we need to give every child – regardless of where they live, or the school they go to – the very best education.”

 Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green 

“Gilson College is one of the many education choices open to local students, making this investment ensures they will have improved access to a great local school.”