Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited Marist College Bendigo to officially open the new Year 5 & 6 building to coincide with the school’s 125th anniversary.

The $3.5 million modernisation project is an extension of the Montagne Centre and the middle years learning community. It is a space that will allow students to collaborate or find their own space to focus on individual work while also accommodating for future enrolment growth.

This project benefited from a $1 million investment of the Andrews Labor Government. It is one of the many Victorian schools benefiting from the Labor Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.

The program has already seen more than 86 projects receive funding to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state.

The fund is part of a $2.5 billion Labor Government investment over three years to build the Education State, giving every student access to a great local school with a great education.

Victoria’s school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“This brand new, state-of-the-art building is another example of how we’re making the investments we need to give every child – regardless of where they live, or the school they go to – the very best education.”

“This school attracts a large number of local kids and making this investment makes sure they will continue to have access to a great local school.”

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP