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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