Albert Park College students heading back to school this year will be joined by construction workers, with a $900,000 upgrade underway thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Today, construction started on two new classrooms above the College’s gymnasium to help accommodate growing enrolments.
Plans for the new classrooms have been drawn up by Six Degrees Architects and Stokes Rousseau have been appointed builders. The classrooms are expected to be ready around mid-2017.
More than 90,000 students are forecast to enter our schools over the next five years due to Victoria’s population boom and there is a growing demand across the inner city.
Last October the Labor Government announced a further four new schools for inner city families, as well as extra classrooms for Albert Park College.
There are now 42 new government schools and hundreds of school upgrades in the construction pipeline following our record $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.
This school building boom will create 4000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.
You can find information on more than 1000 building projects going on across Victoria on the Victorian School Building Authority’s website:http://www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/pages/home.aspx
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We are transforming Victoria into the Education State so that every child can access a great school – no matter where they live.”
“A high-quality education system must be matched by learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers – and that’s exactly what these new facilities at Albert Park will provide.”
Quote attributable to Member for Albert Park Martin Foley
“Teachers and students will thrive in these fantastic new facilities and reap their benefits for years to come.”