School Buildings - Major Capital Works

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Purpose of this policy

To outline the business rules and processes for major capital works.


Major capital works projects include the construction of new schools and significant modernisation projects to existing schools, in excess of $100,000.

The Victorian Government has announced the priority projects to be included in the building program for the first term of Government. 

Capital works projects are announced by the Government through annual State Budgets.

Following the announcement of Government funding, the Department works closely with schools to progress the planning and successful delivery of capital projects within the available funding.

The Government is aware that other schools were involved in planning for building projects under the previous government’s capital program. The needs of these schools will be given due consideration during the budget process and in determining future priorities for the building program.

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