$1.8 million commitment to upgrade Orchard Grove Primary School

Students and families in Forest Hill will benefit from a $1.8 million investment in Orchard Grove Primary School under a re-elected Coalition Government, Minister for Education Martin Dixon announced today.

Mr Dixon made the election commitment today during a visit to Orchard Grove Primary School with the Member for Forest Hill, Neil Angus.

“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students and I’m delighted to announce a $1.8 million upgrade of Orchard Grove Primary School if the Coalition Government is returned,” Mr Dixon said.

The funding will allow the school to modernise and expand its administrative and staff facilities, as well as significantly upgrade its toilet and first aid facilities for staff and students.

Mr Dixon said the Napthine Government has a clear record of delivering high quality educational infrastructure.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is proud to be delivering 24 new schools and upgrades to hundreds of schools, like Orchard Grove Primary School,” Mr Dixon said.

Mr Angus said students in Forest Hill were already benefiting from the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure.

“The Napthine Government has already delivered $7.1 million dollars in capital and additional maintenance funding for schools in Forest Hill, including $2.7 million for Vermont Secondary College and $2.1 million for Forest Hill College,” Mr Angus said.

“As a school community, Orchard Grove Primary School should be proud of the quality education it delivers to students. The Napthine Government is committed to supporting the school’s rapid growth by providing this new infrastructure.

“If the Napthine Government is re-elected in November, I will continue to work with the school community to continue our positive investment in education in Forest Hill.”

The Napthine Government is building a better education system, with a record $9.2 billion for school education in 2014-15, $1 billion more than Labor’s last budget in 2010.