The first sod has been turned on a Victorian school’s modernisation works, which includes the construction of an on-site early learning centre as part of the $26.2 million Frankston North Education Plan.
Construction firm Lloyd Group are delivering the works at the Mahogany Rise Primary School, which will involve the delivery of new facilities to provide flexible spaces that support modern teaching practices and integrated family, health and wellbeing services.
The Frankston North Education Plan is a partnership between the Department of Education and Training, the Colman Foundation and the City of Frankston. It aims to improve the achievements of local primary and secondary students, while also improving education, health and wellbeing programs for the wider Frankston North area.
Also included in the plan are upgrades for the Aldercourt Primary School and Monterey Secondary College.
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Construction is already underway at these schools to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. This includes a new Centre of Excellence in Sports and Health Sciences and competition grade gymnasium for secondary students along with flexible spaces and welcome areas for Aldercourt Primary School.
“The Education State is about making sure every young person has the opportunity to a great education and reach their full potential, and that’s exactly what the Frankston North Education Plan will aim to achieve,” said Education Minister James Merlino.
“This project is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”
The Victorian Government’s school building boom plan aims to open 100 new schools by 2026. It has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1400 school upgrades and will support more than 7500 construction jobs.
“This plan has been designed with the local community and it will help local schools work together to in turn help students get rewarding jobs,” said Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke.