Students at Castlemaine North will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading their school

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, today turned the first sod to start construction on Castlemaine North Primary School’s $1.206 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education.

The upgrade will see construction of new general-purpose classrooms and a centralised learning hub with withdrawal area and staff office. Refurbishing the STEM building as well as upgrading student amenities.

Castlemaine North Primary School’s upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed by April 2019

The project is part of more than $3.8 billion invested in school infrastructure by the Government so far to ensure we can continue to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a great education.


“We’ve got on with the job of building better schools, so that local students have the facilities and classrooms they need to succeed.”

“Upgrading Castlemaine North Primary School will give local students access to great local classrooms and schools facilities, because you can’t deliver a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.”

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP