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Nine public schools across Gippsland are set to share in more than $7 million in Federal Government funding for much-needed upgrades, according to local Member of Parliament Darren Chester.

Mr Chester said it was a win for hard working school communities which had secured funding under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund.

“This is a great result for the parents and teachers on school councils who have been working hard to secure funding for projects, often ignored by the State Government, which is primarily responsible for public school funding,” Mr Chester said.

“Our Gippsland school communities have been neglected by the State Government and I’m looking forward to these projects being delivered in a timely manner.

“We will see everything from toilet blocks to playground upgrades from one end of Gippsland to the other.

“Hopefully, there will be local tradespeople employed to undertake the work to deliver additional economic benefits to local communities.”

Briagolong Primary School, $422,735; Lindenow South Primary School, $900,000; Mallacoota P-12 College, $1,290,451; Maffra Secondary College, $799,249; Rosedale Primary School, $349,759; Swifts Creek P-12 School, $1,025,642; Sale College, $810,233; Traralgon Liddiard Road Primary School, $1,160,923; and Yinnar South Primary School, $272,179 are among the 67 Victorian public schools set to receive a grant under the Commonwealth’s Schools Upgrade Fund.

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