VIC school gets $5m upgrade

Nar Nar Goon Primary School in the Cardinia Shire region has received a facility upgrade for five million dollars.

The Victorian Government partially funded the project for $3 million, with an additional $2.075 million contribution from the Federal Government.

Minister for Education Martin Dixon said this upgrade is a boost for Nar Nar Goon and will ensure students are educated in “high quality facilities for years to come".

According to Mr Dixon, the State Government’s May budget provided $208 million for school capital projects this financial year, with an additional $100 million increase in investment in school maintenance.

Funding covered facility upgrades for eight general purpose classrooms, a library, art and craft facilities, a multi-purpose room, staff administation area, and restrooms.

Mayor George Blenkhorn said Cardinia Shire Council had no involvement with the school upgrades, rather the Parents and Citizens Association liaised with the state government and the project managers.

Former School Council President, Darren Spargo said the project itself was managed by Minx Architects in conjunction with the building contractor’s project manager.

“The way in which funding came about for the school was that we were part of the Building Futures Program, so effectively we were guided by the constraints placed upon us by the department,” Mr Spargo said.

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