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.
$239.6 million to upgrade schools across the State (locate on map).
A further $85 million for the asbestos removal program in schools.
$84.3 million for IT upgrades across our schools, providing the technology essential to teaching and learning.
$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).