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Student Resource Package — School Infrastructure

Grounds Allowance (Reference 31)

The Student Resource Package (SRP) Grounds Allowance is provided to schools to ensure the grounds of the school are properly maintained.

The types of specific tasks that should be undertaken include:

  • lawn mowing
  • landscaping services
  • sports field maintenance
  • tree management
  • drainage and flooding issues.

Schools that have already taken part in the Rolling Facilities Evaluation should be using the School Maintenance Plan portal to plan and schedule maintenance tasks. For further information refer to School Maintenance Plans.

Calculation

Grounds area (m2) × Grounds allowance rate

Rates 2023

Grounds allowance rate = 0.34 cents per square metre

Funding allocation

Expenditure should be allocated in CASES21 to the following:

  • Sub Program Code: 6502 – Grounds
  • General Ledger Account Code: 86505 – Ground Work.

SRP funding for Grounds Allowance is calculated at the Confirmed cycle using updated data and may be updated at the Revised cycle. Funding is allocated through cash funding. Grounds area is sourced from the Victorian Schools Building Authority (VSBA) annually.

Reference 31 of the SRP Guide, providing information on the grounds allowance including funding calculations and rates

Reviewed 02 January 2023

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