The Minister for Education today announced that more than 500 schools across the state will be supported in getting essential maintenance and bushfire-ready works off the ground. Thanks to a boost by the Andrews Labor Government 282 government schools will share in $12.48 million in Term 2 funding for projects under the Planned Maintenance Program, three of which are in the Hawthorn Electorate.
The program ensures schools can undertake essential work to grounds and classrooms such as fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, as well as external landscaping works like pathways and lighting.
Auburn Primary School received $225,000 to address roof issues, a matter campaigned for by the school council and successfully advocated for by Mr Kennedy, the Member for Hawthorn, earlier this Term.
In addition to the works of $1.7 million currently being planned at Camberwell Primary School, the school has received $!10,000 through this program to address a wide range of maintenance works that ought to freshen the school up in perfect time for the green play space to be created.
Also in addition to the current Bell Tower Restoration that is nearing completion at Hawthorn West Primary School, and to the upcoming Inclusive Schools Fund playground works, Hawthorn West Primary School has been allocated a further $30,000 to address maintenance needs.
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