Playground funding for school

Cambridge Primary School pupils are excited for the playground project. (Supplied).

The state government will provide $369,665 to build a new multi-purpose playground at Cambridge Primary School in Hoppers Crossing.

Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly last week announced Modus Projects has been appointed to deliver the project, to promote physical activity among Cambridge pupils.

The funding for the playground has come from the government’s 2020 Minor Capital Works Fund, which aims to assist small projects that will make a big difference to schools while also supporting local jobs.

Projects funded through the Minor Capital Works Fund are being progressively delivered, with all initiatives to be completed by the end of 2022.

The Victorian budget for 2021-22 also invested $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces, as well as the condition and character of schools.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the fund.

“We’re making sure our schools have the best facilities indoors and outdoors – because learning doesn’t stop at the classroom door,” Ms Connolly said.

Minister for Education James Merlino: “Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live.

“That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.”