Schools win in state budget

Gisborne Primary School principal Julie Soutter and Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas in the gym to be upgraded.

Gisborne Primary School principal Julie Soutter and Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas in the gym to be upgraded.

Schools in the Macedon Ranges will be the winners from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 with $19.6 million allocated for school upgrades in the region.

The biggest announcement was $10M for Gisborne Primary School to upgrade its gym with additional modern classrooms and a new competition grade gym.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the upgrade was expected to provide better facilities for the school while also alleviating some of the stress on sporting facilities in the Gisborne area by opening the gym for community use at competition standard.

"We're upgrading and rebuilding schools right across the Macedon Ranges to make sure our hard-working students and teachers have access to the best classrooms and the best facilities," Ms Thomas said.

Other wins in the budget include $4.2M for Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School's Bullengarook Senior Campus to refurbish and extend the administration building, construct a new multipurpose room and an art shed.

A further commitment of $3.2M will allow the Romsey Regeneration Project to investigate expanding Romsey Primary School from a P-6 to a P-9 and to upgrade and modernise facilities.

Another $2.2M has been secured for Riddells Creek Primary School to upgrade and modernise facilities.

The Victorian School Building Authority will now start working with schools to determine the scope of their upgrades and how they can best be delivered.