Treasurer and Local Member for Malvern Michael O’Brien joined Education Minister Martin Dixon today to announce that the Victorian Coalition Government will fund a $650,000 investment in capital works upgrades for Lloyd Street Primary School and a state-of-the art two-storey relocatable building to meet growing enrolment demands.
"We have more young families living in our local area, and they deserve the best educational facilities for their children and I am delighted to deliver this important investment for Lloyd Street Primary School," Mr O’Brien said.
"Funding for upgrades to existing school facilities and the addition of this new relocatable building will support the growing school population."
Mr O’Brien said the Coalition Government’s $13.7 million investment in two-storey relocatable buildings is a state-wide resource provided as part of the Coalition Government’s Relocatable Classroom Renewal Program in response to growing enrolment pressures on mainly inner-city primary and secondary schools.
"These buildings are a great way of ensuring inner urban schools like Lloyd Street Primary can maintain as much open space for students to play as possible," Mr O’Brien said.
The new two-storey buildings have been designed with the following state-of-the-art features:
improved floor, wall and roof thermal insulation;
double glazed windows to reduce heat loss;
thermal chimneys for passive ventilation of hot air;
energy efficient design to reduce energy usage;
external window shades;
inclusion of a ramp and lift; and
mobile storage units to allow various teaching layouts.
Mr Dixon said Lloyd Street Primary School would greatly benefit from the new two-storey relocatable building.
"This new two-storey relocatable building ensures students at Lloyd Street Primary School will continue their studies in start-of-the-art educational facilities," Mr Dixon said.
"The Coalition Government is working hard to ensure students and their families continue to have access to a great educational environment."