Students at more than 50 schools across Victoria will benefit from an essential maintenance boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today announced that Diamond Valley College in Diamond Creek will receive $610,000, and is among 57 schools to share in $5.84 million of Planned Maintenance Program (PMP) funding.

This funding includes $495,000 for high priority maintenance works on the school’s Shelter in Place building, and $20,000 to address high priority maintenance tasks, including ceiling replacement, covered area repair, downpipe repair, fascia repainting, floor revarnishing, handrail repair, structural repair, wall repainting and wall repair. $95,000 will go towards other high priority maintenance tasks.

The PMP identifies maintenance works based on need through an evaluation system designed to provide up-to-date information on the condition of school infrastructure and create a more timely and targeted allocation of funding.The funding is being delivered as part of the PMP, which ensures existing infrastructure at 1,500 schools in Victoria are safe, modern and maintained.

Since 2014, the Government has invested more than $10.9 billion to build new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“Every Victorian student deserves to have access to the best learning environment, no matter where they live, which is why we’re undertaking this significant $5.84 million maintenance boost at schools across the state.”

“This investment builds on our reputation as the Education State– and ensures existing infrastructure at Diamond Valley is safe, modern and maintained.”