Diggers Rest Primary School students will enjoy a new Nature based learning spaces thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive School’s Fund

Josh Bull MP visited Diggers Rest PS  to announce $181,500 of funding for the project and meet parents, staff and students.

The new Nature based learning spaces will include plants, natural playground, a sensory zone, water features and a veggie patch.

The Labor Government established the Inclusive Schools Fund to help government schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of children with a disability.

Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of students with disabilities and special needs.

The Inclusive Schools Fund grants are on top of the $155.8 million announced in the Victorian Budget 2016/17  to improve the facilities available to students with special needs, including $58.5 million to upgrade 20 special schools across Victoria.

The Fund is one of nine initiatives in the Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools to ensure that students with disabilities get the same chances as other students.

More information about these projects is available at:

Quotes attributable to insert MP

“It’s great to meet parents, staff and students at Diggers Rest PS and hear what a difference this new nature based learning space will make to the lives of the students.”

“This is why we are building the Education State – so that all Victorian students have the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their background.”



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