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GROWING FOOTSCRAY PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE FUTURE

This year, Footscray families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Government has built and upgraded more..

$2.249 MILLION TO PLAN FOR FUTURE WORKS AT FOOTSCRAY PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Katie Hall MP, Member for Footscray announced Footscray Primary School is one of 33 further schools given the green light..

FUNDING BOOST FOR ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE TO AID CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is set to share in joint funding of almost $30 million from the Andrews Government, and the Commonwealth, for community legal centres across the state to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). The ASRC will receive $171,500 to support its continued..

SUSTAINING CREATIVE WORKERS GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CREATIVE RECOVERY

$49,400 in grants will support local creatives in Footscray to rebound, recover and explore new business opportunities as part of the first wave of the Victorian Government’s Sustaining Creative Workers initiative. Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP welcomed the news that local creative workers and..

DOG AND POCKET PARK TO GREEN OUR SUBURBS

Sunshine West is to get a new pocket park and Maribyrnong a new off-leash dog park as part of the Victorian Government’s $154 million investment in greening our growing suburbs. Member for Footscray Katie Hall said the Glengala Pocket Park at the intersection with Gum..

ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES FOR HIGH-RISE PUBLIC HOUSING

The Andrews Government is investing $4 million in energy efficiency upgrades for high-rise public housing estates to improve the amenity for tenants, lower greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs. This investment is part of a $15.3 million energy package unveiled today by Minister for Energy,..

MORE JOBS AND BOOSTING SCHOOL CAPACITY IN FOOTSCRAY

The Andrews Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Member for Footscray Katie Hall today announced Footscray North Primary School..

FREE SMILE SQUAD SCHOOL DENTAL CHECKS COMING TO MARIBYRNONG IN 2020

Victorian school students in Maribyrnong will enjoy healthier and brighter smiles this year as the next phase of the Andrews Government’s landmark Smile Squad free dental program gets underway. Member for Footscray Katie Hall today announced local schools in Maribyrnong are being invited to join..

A NEW EARLY YEARS FACILITY FOR MAIDSTONE FAMILIES

The Andrews Government is building new and upgrading early learning facilities across the state, as it gets on with delivering universal Three-Year-Old Kinder. Member for Footscray Katie Hall announced KU Children’s Services would receive a $1 million grant to build a new $4.5 million children’s..

BOOMING FOOTSCRAY OUR NEWEST PRIORITY PRECINCT

Footscray’s status as a key cultural, commercial and educational hub has been recognised with the Andrews Government today confirming that the fast-evolving suburb would become Melbourne’s sixth priority precinct. Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings said Footscray has been endorsed due to its strategic importance..

MORE FREQUENT AND RELIABLE BUSES FOR THE GROWING WEST

The Andrews Government is delivering more reliable and more frequent bus services for people living in Melbourne’s west, by replacing Route 219 with three new and adjusted bus routes. Member for Footscray Katie Hall and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman announced the new and..

GETTING FOOTSCRAY CHILDREN READY FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Children in Footscray are among more than 28,000 across the state set to benefit from programs and additional resources in 2020, thanks to the Andrews Government’s $160 million School Readiness Funding initiative. Katie Hall MP announced all kindergarten services in Footscray would receive extra funding..

New Footscray Hospital Another Step Closer

The Andrews Government has shortlisted three consortia featuring construction companies vying to build the $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the shortlisted consortia to complete what will be the single biggest ever hospital project in Victorian history. The consortia shortlist..

SUPPORTING THE WEST WITH FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY LED IDEAS

The West Gate Tunnel Project is set to provide a massive boost to community groups in the inner west, with the Andrews Government today launching a $10 million fund to support local projects. In the coming months, local groups will be able to tap into..

NEW NAME AND NEW DESIGN FOR FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL

Students at the current Footscray City College are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art science facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne..

Lynch's Bridge Strengthening

The art-deco style of Lynch’s Bridge will be preserved as safety barriers are upgraded on both bridges, and footpaths and drainage will also be improved.

FUNDING BOOSTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN FOOTSCRAY

It will now be easier for Victorians living in Footscray to get active thanks to four local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 total funding from VicHealth. This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active..

NO HITTING PAUSE ON KEEPING MUSIC LIVE AND LOCAL

Footscray’s Phoenix Youth Hub is preparing to let the music play thanks to a $25,000 grant through the Andrews Government’s Good Music Neighbours program. Local hotspot The Night Heron will also receive $1,174 through this funding. Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP announced the grant..