17 April 2024

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver more than $48 million in vital infrastructure projects for Victorian public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 67 public schools across Victoria will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include upgrading food tech and home economics classrooms, installing new playground equipment and resurfacing and upgrading sporting facilities.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a low-socio economic background, First Nations Students, and
students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February.

Schools submitted their projects to their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at www.education.gov.au/schools-upgrade-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“I want all students to get access to a quality education, including access to quality facilities to learn in and play on."

“From upgrading art rooms and tech rooms to new outdoor equipment and replacing demountables, this funding will deliver upgrades to public schools that need it the most."

“This is another important step in building a better and fairer education system.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Education Senator Anthony

“Our schools deserve great infrastructure and quality equipment to help students achieve their best – no matter where they live, or what their background may be."

“To be a smart and innovative nation, we need to ensure that all Australians have the same opportunities and access to a supportive learning environment."

“This is a great outcome and I’m thrilled that we can deliver this funding to much-needed projects at schools across Australia.”

Quotes attributable to the Victorian Minister for Education Ben Carroll:

“All students across Victoria deserve to have the best possible start in life so that they can meet their potential."

“We’ve invested billions into upgrading thousands of schools across Victoria and it’s great to have a partner in Canberra now doing the same - helping ensure our schools have the infrastructure they need to help students succeed.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett:

“Students from across our region will benefit from key upgrades to school facilities, playgrounds, and amenities thanks to the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund."

“I am so pleased to see funds allocated to our fantastic public schools in Linton, Nerrina, Tarnagulla, and Waubra. This will mean new playgrounds and basketball courts and upgraded buildings for our school communities.”

Four schools in Ripon will receive funding:

Waurbra Primary School: $499,776

Tarnagulla Primary School: $250,935

Linton Primary School: $477,734

Little Bendigo Primary School: $803,232