Upgrading Regency Park Primary School in Wantirna
15 December 2021
As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more local schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund.
Local Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, today announced Regency Park Primary School will share in more than $18.6 million to fast-track their highest priority project through this year’s second round of the Labor Government’s $90 million fund.
Regency Park Primary School will receive almost $500,000 for a complete overhaul and refurbishment of their ageing bathroom and toilet facilities – creating state of the art, light, bright, safe and modern facilities students, staff and the community can be proud of.
The fund builds on the Labor Government’s extensive investment in government school facilities to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools – making sure every student and staff member has a safe and comfortable place to teach and learn.
More than 300 Victorian government schools have already received $70 million through the first round of the Minor Capital Works Fund to upgrade toilet amenities and roofs, improve playgrounds, refurbish classrooms and upgrade ovals.
In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating more than 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.
With 62 schools opening between 2019 and 2024, the Government is well ahead in its work to open 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every Victorian child has access to a great local school.
Quotes attributable to Jackson Taylor, Member for Bayswater
“Having seen firsthand the toilet facilities at Regency Park Primary earlier this year, it was clear they needed an upgrade.”
“Every student deserves facilities they can be proud of and feel safe in – I’m absolutely stoked to have been able to back this worthy project in and can’t to see it take shape.”