Local students now have bigger, better classrooms and new school facilities, thanks to the Andrews State Government.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today visited St Martin of Tours Primary School to officially open its new Mercy Building, which includes 10 new learning areas, breakout and seminar spaces and an undercroft parking area.

This project benefited from a $1.5 million investment from the Andrews State Government. It is one of the many Victorian schools that benefited from the State Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.

Building on the success of this program, the Andrews Government has established an additional $402 million contribution to fund upgrades, new schools as well as asbestos and cladding removal for the non-government school sector.

The contribution to non-government schools is part of a record $1.82 billion investment in Victoria’s education infrastructure in this year’s State Budget – delivering on the Government’s promise to make Victoria the Education State.

More than one third of Victorian students attend a Catholic or independent school and only Labor will make sure they have the modern facilities they need to achieve their best.

The Andrews State Government has allocated more than $6.1 billion over the past five State Budgets to build, upgrade and maintain school infrastructure across Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“With more than a third of Victorian students attending non-government schools we are making sure they benefit from our record investment to create the Education State.”

“I congratulate the school community and the St Martin’s parish for their hard work and financial contribution to this project.”