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Victorian schools to undergo building blitz

Victoria’s engineering construction activity has broken records for being the highest state total on record, valued at a total $16.7 billion in the 12 months to September 2018 according new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.

Non-government schools in Victoria are set to receive a building boost as the State Government invests $402 million into education infrastructure.

Applications have opened for the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund, which more than triples the capital funding support provided to the sector since 2015.

The funding makes up a part of the $1.82 billion investment into Victoria’s education infrastructure, announced in the 2019/20 State Budget.

Victorian Education Minister James Merlino and Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll opened applications at Ave Maria College’s new Helene Province building.

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“Every student deserves access to modern school facilities, and with more than one third of Victorian students attending non-government schools we are making sure they benefit from our record investment into creating the Education State,” Merlino said.

The Victorian Government contributed $500,000 towards the construction of the Helene Province building, a three-storey learning centre including classrooms and a refurbished library.

“This new Helene Province building will help the energetic team of teachers at Ave Maria College provide their girls with a nurturing environment where they can excel,” Carroll said.

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