WALLAN Primary School is among 207 schools to share in more than $17 million in State Government funding under its planned maintenance program in term three.

Several schools across northern Victoria will receive money for essential maintenance projects, such as essential work to grounds and classrooms, fixing roofs and windows, painting, resurfacing floors, replacing windows and external landscaping works such as pathways and lighting.

Wallan Primary School will receive $275,000 to carry out rectification works on accessibility ramps.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said essential maintenance works were decided by using up-to-date information on the condition of schools to create a faster and more targeted allocation of investment.

“This investment ensures students in Wallan can learn in safe settings that complement the top-class education we are committed to providing,” she said.

“I’m delighted to see Wallan Primary School share in funding to get these much-needed maintenance projects off the ground.”

More than $2.8 million of the funding will go towards maintenance of shelter-in-place buildings at 22 schools, which serve as a temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort.

More than $22 million has already been allocated to schools through the PMP in terms one and two.

Education Minister James Merlino said the government had invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and completing more than 1700 school upgrades during the past seven years, creating an estimated 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.