On 19th November the Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Footscray Katie Hall announced Footscray Primary School would receive an $18.2 million upgrade as part of the upcoming Victorian Budget 2020-2021.
Following the $2.249 million announced through the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund, Footscray Primary School will receive at least $18.2 million to provide facilities for an additional 200 enrolments for the 2023 school year. This investment builds on the $1.18 billion as part of the Building Works Package announced earlier this year, which is creating space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and creating around 1,600 local construction jobs.
Member for Footscray Katie Hall said:
“Families in Footscray have done a phenomenal job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids return to their classrooms, we want to make Footscray Primary School better than before.”
Present on the day to hand over a huge novelty check to the kids and teachers, Katie added:
“Not only will this make sure our kids are getting a great education – it’ll create new local jobs.”