Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, has announced that local schools in Macedon are part of a spring planned maintenance blitz which includes painting, resurfacing and fixing roofs and windows.

Daylesford Primary School: has been allocated a total of $170,000.

This includes $125,000 for high priority maintenance works on the school’s Shelter in Place building. It also includes $5,000 to address high priority maintenance items including ceiling repair, door repair, fence repair, gate repair, structural repair and wall repainting.

It also includes $40,000 to address the school’s roofing and structural issues.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, said “This investment ensures schools in Macedon are safe and comfortable – giving our students the best possible settings to learn and thrive in.”

Other schools in the Macedon electorate which have received maintenance funding are Gisborne Primary School ($80,000), Taradale Primary School ($105,000), Woodend Primary School ($50,000) and Sunbury And Macedon Ranges Specialist School ($45,000).

In all, $11.24 million has been allocated for the maintenance program. It comes in addition to the $28.4 million in funding allocated over the last term, $4.27 million already provided to 47 schools through the Term 2 Planned Maintenance Program, and the $5.84 million provided to 57 schools through the Term 1 Planned Maintenance Program.

This funding also covers an ongoing program to inspect and repair or replace solar power systems across 737 school campuses.

In the past eight years, the state government has invested $12.8 billion in building new schools and more than 1,850 school upgrades.

“Our record investment in school infrastructure is delivering high quality classrooms for our hard- working principals, teachers and staff, as well as students and families,” said Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins.