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Maintenance blitz money set for schools in Mitchell and Macedon Ranges

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Schools in the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires are among more than 100 schools to be upgraded through a State Government maintenance blitz.

The following schools will receive varying amounts of funding from the government’s Term Three Planned Maintenance Program: Wallan Primary School, $105,000; Gisborne Primary School, $80,000; Woodend Primary School, $50,000; and Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School, $45,000.

The maintenances across 111 schools aims to provide better environments for students and teachers, with work to include replacing floors, classrooms and external landscaping works to pathways and lighting.

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Member for Macedon Mary Anne-Thomas said she was thrilled to see Macedon Ranges schools on the list.

“This investment ensures schools in Macedon are safe and comfortable – giving our students the best possible settings to learn and thrive in,” she said.

Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins said the funding totalling $11.24 million was to ensure safety and to maintain consistency, as funding was allocated over the last term.

“This program is about ensuring that every Victorian school is well maintained and safe to provide the best possible environment for students to learn in,” she said.

“Our record investment in school infrastructure is delivering high quality classrooms for our hard-working principals, teachers and staff, as well as students and families.”

The funding also covers an ongoing program to repair or replace solar power systems across 737 school campuses.

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