Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan with Spring Gully PS student Thomas Campbell. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Students at Spring Gully Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they need to cater for a growing cohort, with upgrade works to start soon.

Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan visited the school on Monday to announce work will get under way at the end of term one.

The $5.17 million project includes upgrades to the school site and outdoor learning areas, refurbishments to its junior and art learning areas, staff and administration area upgrades, demolition of the existing block A, creation of a school hub area with an outdoor amphitheatre, and will greatly improve accessibility to the school buildings and ground.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the state government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

The program has created more than 1000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs to ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school no matter where they live.

Ms Allan said it was an exciting day for Spring Gully.

“I have been proud to work so closely with the local community and school to secure the funding for this project,” she said.

“The community of Spring Gully will finally have the modern facilities they deserve to better meet the needs of students and teachers.”