Students at schools across the City of Whittlesea will soon have better facilities, thanks to a state wide boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance funding.

Schools will share in funding to upgrade old and tired buildings,

He also used the opportunity to announce maintenance funding from the Andrews Government of $196,000. The money will be used for a range of maintenance projects, including replacing window frames, repainting the interior of the school and replacing flooring.

The funding is part of a boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance across the state which will give students at more than 400 schools access to better classrooms and facilities.

The Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

There are now 42 new government schools and hundreds of school upgrades in the construction pipeline following the Government’s record $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.

This school building boom will create 4000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

(Pictured above: Colin with students who received a certificate for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge)