Schools’ $5m silver lining

Appin Park, WDSS benefit from state’s economic rebuild after virus
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EXCITING NEWS: Wangaratta District Specialist School principal Chris Harvison and Appin Park Primary School principal Fiona Carson are looking forward to further development of their facilities, following a $5.235 million allocation from the State Government. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly.

A STATE Government building program aimed at stimulating Victoria’s economy has emerged as a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic cloud for Wangaratta District Specialist School and Appin Park Primary School.

The neighbouring Appin Street schools, which in December signed off on a four-stage master plan aimed at guiding future development of their facilities, will receive $5.235 million through the Building Works package announced by Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday.

Theirs will be one of 57 upgrade and modernisation projects in Victorian schools to share in $388.8 million from the $2.7 billion program aimed at getting thousands of people back to work across the state.

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