By Jessica Anstice
A Cranbourne school has received close to $39 million to upgrade its ageing facilities.
Thanks to funding from the State Government, students and the wider school community at Marnebek School will be able to enjoy new permanent buildings.
Marnebek School principal Jenny Hamilton said she was thrilled for the school community to receive the “enormous” amount of funding through the 2020/21 State Budget.
“We are so proud of the work that’s been happening in our school,” she said.
“It’s an absolutely exciting and thrilling way to finish what’s been a really difficult year.”
Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards was excited to make the big announcement this week.
“This exciting project at Marnebek School will give teachers even more impressive and modern facilities to deliver students the 21st century education they deserve,” she said.
The new Budget invests more than $3 billion in school upgrades, including $1.1 billion as part of the previously announced Building Works Package, with a further $1.9 billion to roll out the next phase of the school building boom.
“By investing in our schools, we’re investing in our kids’ future – and creating thousands of new jobs as we rebuild from this pandemic,” Education Minister James Merlino said.
The extra $1.9 billion investment will support more than 6400 in construction and supply chain jobs, including more than 4830 jobs related to projects in metropolitan Melbourne and more than 1570 jobs related to projects in regional parts of the state.