Students in Castlemaine will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Castlemaine Secondary College.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today turned the first sod to start construction on Castlemaine Secondary College’s $11.7 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education.

Fairbrother Constructions has been appointed to build Stage 3 of the school’s upgrade, which will include a Performer’s Precinct.

The precinct will include art studios, a gallery, training kitchen, canteen and general learning areas, as well as a new resource centre and admin facilities.

Castlemaine Secondary College’s upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed by December 2020.

Under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

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

“These local upgrades are part of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.”

“Upgrading Castlemaine Secondary College will give local students access to great classrooms and facilities – because you can’t deliver a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.”

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP