Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said two local schools, Lindenow and Orbost North Primary Schools, had received funds for much needed repairs in the latest round of State Government schools maintenance funding program.
Mr Bull said both Lindenow Primary School and Orbost North Primary School had been identified as priority funding needs by an independent audit recently conducted by the education department.
“Lindenow Primary School received $122,000 which will go a long way to bringing the school up to the standard expected by the community.
“My understanding is the school will use the funds to repair exterior and interior walls, fix floors and paint the interior of buildings at its Woodglen campus,” Mr Bull said.
Mr Bull said Orbost North Primary School was yet to determine how it would spend its $23,000 in funding, but would work with the education department to prioritise its maintenance needs.
“Both Lindenow and Orbost North Primary schools serve some of our smaller rural communities and do a fantastic job educating students.
“It is pleasing for the two school communities that these funds have been allocated to help maintain their facilities and allow students the opportunity to learn in an upgraded workspace.”