School funding fast-tracked


The Lumen Christi School in Point Cook will receive $2 million from the state government’s Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.

Altona MP Jill Hennessy announced the funding last week.

Ms Hennessy said the $2 million would help Lumen Christi to construct a new administration staff room and senior hub.

The project will feature interconnected learning spaces and refurbished admin areas downstairs.

This will include work areas, meeting rooms, storage, a kitchenette, a sickbay, reception, school entry and a waiting area as well as a new shared relief, work and training area.

“This project will help Point Cook’s Lumen Christi School and give local students and staff the best possible facilities,” Ms Hennessy said.

“This investment is vital to Victoria’s economic recovery and creating jobs in the ‘Education State’.”

More than 50 schools will receive fast-tracked funding for upgrades across Victoria, to support local jobs and businesses in recovering from the pandemic.

The schools will be able to start their projects within the next six months.

The 56 projects will create close to 800 jobs during construction.

In May, the state government announced $1.18 billion for new schools, upgrades and expansions of government schools.

The Minister for Education James Merlino said that fast-tracking funding for educational projects would help to drive Victoria’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

“Every child – no matter where they live or go to school – deserves the best facilities,” he said.

“That’s why we’re supporting government, Catholic and Independent schools with record investment to give our kids the best education.”