Upper Plenty students can now continue their love of reading in a first-rate school library, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government and the efforts of the broader school community.

Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green today visited Upper Plenty Primary School to open its $143,000 new permanent library.

During her speech, Ms Green commended the school community for its fundraising efforts that saw $50,000 raised towards the library, with the remaining $90,000 coming from the Andrews Labor Government and $3,000 from Bendigo Bank.

The Labor Government is working to strengthen community pride in schools and build the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

 “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

 “This library upgrade is about more than giving Upper Plenty Primary School students the school facilities they deserve – it’s about helping build community pride in a great local school.”