The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading schools in Melbourne’s inner west and building new facilities that will transform how current and future generations of Footscray students receive a world-class education.
Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne today turned the first sod at Footscray High School on the new $29 million Pilgrim Street campus.
Hutchinson Builders have been appointed to build the upgrade, which will include new facilities to accommodate 550 students, including flexible and specialised learning spaces for a junior secondary college.
The Labor Government has invested more than $80 million in the Footscray Learning Precinct to create and link educational facilities in Melbourne’s inner west, support diversity and accommodate all ages and stages of learning.
This will include two junior (year 7 to 9) campuses, with one campus on Barkly Street, Footscray, and the other located at a new site in Pilgrim Street, Seddon. The new senior (year 10 to 12) campus will be located at the current Footscray City College site. Footscray Primary School and Footscray City Primary School – which has a new adjoining early learning centre – will also form part of the precinct.
Under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open over the next eight years, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.
The Labor Government has invested $3.8 billion in delivering more than 1,300 school upgrades and supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education.
Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne
“We’re ensuring every child can have a great education at their local public school.”
“Seddon families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”