05 Oct 2020 Media Release

$1.18 Million to plan for future works at Ruskin Park Primary School

Ruskin Park Primary will receive $1.18 million to plan for additional facilities and upgrades to cater for an additional 200 enrolments as part of the Victorian Government’s investment of $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects, fast-tracking the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sonja Terpstra MP for the Eastern Metropolitan Region announced Ruskin Park Primary School is one of 33 further schools given the green light to start planning for upgrades and new builds under the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund.

The Victorian School Building Authority will work with school communities and provide principals and school leaders with ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training, which covers the process schools should follow to successfully manage their project.

Developing detailed designs now will mean these projects will be shovel-ready once capital funding is allocated in a future State Budget.

The Victorian Government is investing an unprecedented $7.2 billion in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are providing students and teachers across the state 21st Century learning facilities to enable them to reach their full potential – that’s why Victoria is the Education State.”

“Planning for school upgrades in the future will provide a much-needed boost to our economy as we get on with the post pandemic recover.

Quotes attributable to Sonja Terpstra for Eastern Metropolitan Region

“The Victorian Government is supporting schools in Croydon to help their students achieve their best results by planning for a future upgrade for their school community.”