$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 to start planning for upgrades and new builds under the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund.
Footscray Primary School will receive $2.249 million to plan for an upgrade, including adding facilities for an additional 200 enrolments.
The Victorian School Building Authority will work with school communities and provide principals and school leaders with ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training, which covers the process schools should follow to successfully manage their project.
Developing detailed designs now will mean these projects will be shovel-ready once capital funding is allocated in a future State Budget.
The Andrews Government is investing an unprecedented $7.2 billion in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026 – ensuring every child can access a great local school where they can achieve their best.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education The Hon. James Merlino MP
“We are providing students and teachers across the state 21st Century learning facilities to enable them to reach their full potential – that’s why Victoria is the Education State.”
“Planning for school upgrades in the future will provide a much needed boost to our economy as we get on with the post pandemic recover.
Quotes attributable to Katie Hall MP for Footscray
“The Victorian Government is supporting schools in Footscray to help their students achieve their best results by planning for a future upgrade for their school community.”