Artist impression of Prahran High School

Investment $685 million

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so every community can access a great local school where students are supported to achieve their potential.

In our past two budgets, we’ve invested $1.8 billion on new and upgraded schools. This year we are providing a further $685 million, bringing our total investment in improving Victoria’s schools to more than $2.5 billion.

This ensures every community can be proud of its local school, and every student can be supported to be their best.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments to:

Construct, plan and buy land

$269.6 million to construct, plan and buy land for new schools, including many in growth areas.

Upgrade schools

$239.6 million to upgrade schools across the State (locate on map).

Asbestos removal

A further $85 million for the asbestos removal program in schools.

IT upgrades

$84.3 million for IT upgrades across our schools, providing the technology essential to teaching and learning.

Relocatable classrooms

$75 million for new relocatable classrooms to alleviate immediate pressure in overcrowded schools.

Help teachers and principals

$50.7 million to help teachers and principals in 346 struggling schools, with the assistance of expert teachers.

Build new Early Childhood Development facilities

$10 million to plan and build new Early Childhood Development facilities at new primary schools (locate on map).

Media releases

Building the Education State brick by brick in the Yarra Ranges
Securing the best and brightest teachers for our kids

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