Families in Fairfield will benefit from new and refurbished school facilities, thanks to the Victorian Government.
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos visited Fairfield Primary School to announce an investment of $2.5 million to fund the first stage of vital upgrades.
The funding boost will deliver a new library, a re-purposed music area, and a refurbished art and staff lounge.
The next stage of development is expected to deliver a new wing on the Wingrove Street site opposite the school, which will contain more classrooms to meet growing enrolment.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority is currently using this land while removing the dangerous Grange Road level crossing as part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade Project.
The Fairfield Primary School was established in 1885 and now has almost 500 students but is expected to increase to 700 by the time the full scope of works in further stages is completed.
Construction will start in coming months at the school.
The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment over three years to build the Education State, giving every student access to a great local school with a great education.
Victoria’s school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
The Government has invested $5 million to upgrade the Croxton School, $4.5 million to upgrade Northcote High School, $3.15 million to upgrade Northcote Primary School, $5 million to upgrade Thornbury High School and funding for a new school in Alphington.
Source: Vic Government