WALLAN COMMUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM NEW SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in better sports and performing arts facilities at Wallan Secondary College.

Local State MPs Danielle Green and Jaclyn Symes today announced $631,000 to upgrade the school’s sports ground to a full-sized Australian Rules Football oval and to install new air conditioning and heating in the new school theatre. The project is being delivered in partnership with Mitchell Shire Council.

Wallan Secondary College is also benefiting from a $5 million project to build a new senior centre, lecture theatre, and seminar room, and refurbish the home economics area.

The funding is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Shared Facilities Fund, which helps build community facilities on school sites to foster closer relationships between schools and communities across Victoria.

It helps communities in regional growth areas like Wallan get infrastructure to support their booming communities.

The Andrews Government has invested more than $2.5 billion in the past three Budgets to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“The people of Wallan love their sport and this exciting upgrade will allow students and people in the local community to enjoy a full-sized footy oval.”

“We’re proud to back this important project, which will improve local sports and arts facilities, and bring benefits to the entire community.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“Our Shared Facilities Fund is helping build much-needed community infrastructure, support services and sporting facilities to booming region growth areas like Wallan.”

“These new facilities will be shared between the local schools and communities, helping build community pride and value in the schools by bringing together local neighbourhoods and making local services more accessible.”

 

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