Bairnsdale West Primary School is set to benefit from the Coalition Government’s commitment to restore play areas affected by Building the Education Revolution (BER) construction works.
One of more than 80 schools across the state, including Lakes Entrance Primary School, Bairnsdale West is set to receive $10,000 as a result of the Coalition Government’s decision to provide up to $5 million to reinstate playgrounds, hard courts and car parks which were removed or demolished as part of BER projects.
Education Minister Martin Dixon said the Government had listened to schools and acted to reinstate these facilities.
“The Coalition Government has ensured Victorian government schools such as Bairnsdale West Primary receive funding to reinstate facilities they lost during the BER program,” Mr Dixon said.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, welcomed the announcement and knows that the $10,000 will go a long way to restoring the school’s playgrounds back to their original state.
“It is a fact that many of the BER projects impacted on courts and other play areas as they were generally the flat areas within school grounds that were largely conducive to building.
“Bairnsdale West lost one of its student play areas as a result of the works.
“This is a win for Bairnsdale West Primary School and will wholly benefit the children in providing them again with playgrounds and hard courts that give them the space and freedom to interact and play with their friends and fellow students,” Mr Bull said.