- Posted by Author: Joel Preston in Category: Media Releases | 1 min read

Students in Clarinda District will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Westall Primary School Stage 2.

Member for Clarinda, Meng Heang Tak today announced Melbcon Pty Ltd had been appointed to build Westall Primary School’s $7.2 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education.

The upgrade will build upon works completed at the school in 2020 by delivering the next stage of the primary school’s master plan.

This will include a ‘hub link’ connecting the primary school to Westall Kindergarten and the Kingston City Community Hub and a new Learning Centre building that will create more educational opportunities for students.

Westall Primary School’s upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed by Q4 2022.

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $1.6 billion to build new schools and improve existing schools to make sure our kids have the bright futures they deserve.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda, Meng Heang Tak

These local upgrades are part of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”

“Upgrading Westall Primary School will give local students access to great classrooms and facilities – because you can’t deliver a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.”