Asbestos ridden buildings at 10 schools will be demolished and replaced with state-of-the-art modular classrooms costing $16.25 million in the VIC government's $155m School Asbestos Removal Program. The current phase includes the demolition and replacement of buildings at 30 schools.
The first 10 schools benefitting from this round of funding are:
When elected, the Andrews Government undertook an extensive, state-wide audit of 1712 government schools, which found 497 schools contained high-risk asbestos. The asbestos was removed from all of these schools by March 2016.
The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides $85 million to remove more asbestos from more schools, including funding to install the first 30 of the 100 proposed modular school rooms.
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It’s now settled, parents’ incomes will be the basis of funding provided to schools, the approach is fairer but some sectors will be better off than others.
Minister Dan Tehan’s extension of 2018 funding arrangements to 2019 provides immediate certainty for schools planning for the new year, while allowing time for further work to be undertaken on the issue. Read More
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