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Thursday, 12 October 2017


Students at Kalianna School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a 15.6 million school modernisation starting today.

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today visited the school to turn the first sod so to mark the start of the construction of the $15.6 million modernisation of Kalianna School in North Bendigo.

The modernisation includes upgraded administration area that will act as a cafe with kitchen facilities, reading nooks and areas for meetings. 

The cafe will be used by parents, students and staff for meetings and gatherings as well as VCAL students for front and back of house hospitality training.


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.


Quotes attributable to the Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

“This project has been a long time coming and I congratulate all those in the community of Kalianna who fought so hard to make this happen.”

“A petition of 4,200 signatures was put together; we have listened and more importantly we have acted – delivering new and improved facilities that the entire community can be proud of.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan  

 “These new classrooms will act as a central hub for students that I’m sure they will take full advantage of.”

“We are delivering on our promises and ensuring families in the local area have access to first-rate school facilities that will enable students to get the most out of their school years.”



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