The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

MP for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny has announced Lalor Secondary School is one of 33 schools that have been given the green light to start planning for upgrades and new builds under the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund.

Lalor Secondary School will receive $652,000 to begin planning its new facilities.  The future upgrade will include a new competition grade gymnasium.

The Victorian School Building Authority will work with school communities and provide principals and school leaders with ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training, which covers the process schools should follow to successfully manage their project.

Developing detailed designs now will mean these projects will be shovel-ready once capital funding is allocated in a future State Budget.

The Victorian Government is investing an unprecedented $7.2 billion in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are providing students and teachers across the state 21st Century learning facilities to enable them to reach their full potential – that’s why Victoria is the Education State. Planning for school upgrades in the future will provide a much-needed boost to our economy as we get on with the post pandemic recovery.”

Quotes attributable to Bronwyn Halfpenny MP

“I am pleased to announce that Lalor SC will receive $652,000 from our Government to develop detailed plans for the gymnasium and other school buildings.
The Victorian Government’s investment in local schools is unprecedented but I know there is still more work to be done. I am so happy to celebrate the good news in these difficult times. Well done also to Principal Corey Jewell who has spent many hours working on this project”

*Note: Photo Was Taken Prior To Covid-19 Restrictions