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Monday, 7 August 2017


Students at Kalianna School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a 15.6 million school modernisation due to get underway shortly.

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today visited the school to announce that Colbrico Pty Ltd has been awarded the construction contract, with work to get underway this week with the arrival of construction equipment.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.


This school building boom has created more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs to ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.


To find out more about new schools and upgrades to schools in Bendigo visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at

Quotes attributable to the Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

"This is an exciting day for Bendigo and I have been proud to work so closely with the school community and to secure the funding for this project.” 

“The Kalianna school community will finally have the modern facilities they deserve to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan  

“A high-quality education system must be matched by high-quality learning environments where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.”

“We are making a record investment in school infrastructure to ensure that all Victorian students have the opportunity get a first class education that will help them on their path to a great career.”

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