Footscray High School will receive funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to improve school facilities and infrastructure that supports students and staff with disabilities, thanks to the Andrews Government.

Member for Footscray Katie Hall has announced that Footscray High School’s Barkly Campus has been allocated funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to promote inclusive learning environments, through improved access to modern and functional learning spaces in Victorian schools.

The funding will provide $197,000 to assist Footscray High School in providing ramps, pathways and door widening throughout school, to ensure students and staff have access to appropriate school facilities, in line with their peers and colleagues.

The program adjusts existing facilities to meet the needs of those with existing disabilities, as well as disabilities that occur as a result of an accident or the deterioration of existing conditions.

The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure that every student can access a great local school and get a great education.

In the past five years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The program helps to ensure all Victorian government students of all abilities can get a great education and have access to modern, functional learning spaces to give them the best chance to succeed and thrive in school and in life.”

Quotes attributable to Katie Hall MP, Member for Footscray

“As we build the Education State, we’re continuing to invest in schools to ensure students of all abilities can get a great education – no matter their circumstances.”