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 is among nine metropolitan schools to share in an investment of $130.1 million to help provide additional capacity to meet enrolment growth.

When completed, these projects, part of the Established Areas Program, will provide 1,550 extra spaces for Victorian students.

Footscray North Primary School will receive at least $16.13 million to deliver an upgrade and modernisation of the school, including adding new facilities for an additional 200 enrolments.

This project is part of the Victorian Government’s Building Works package, which will deliver $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work across our state.

The package includes a $1.18 billion education building program will also build new schools, deliver and refurbish relocatable classrooms and make schools more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.

Together, the projects will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs in communities across Victoria.

This $1.18 billion education building program is in addition to the $6.1 billion invested by the Victorian Government on delivering school upgrades since 2014, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so everyone can get a great education, no matter their background or where they live.

Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall

“This investment will upgrade schools, create thousands of jobs and help our economy recover from coronavirus.”

“This project at Footscray is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria, to help meet growth in enrolments.”

“We’re investing record funding in education so all people in Footscray North, regardless of their background or circumstances, get a world-class education.”