Kids across Fitzroy and Collingwood will get the world-class schools they deserve, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with the job of building brand new schools for our rapidly growing suburbs and school communities.

The Labor Government today announced the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $353.2 million to build and plan for 28 new schools in Victoria’s fastest growing areas, including one in Fitzroy.

The Budget includes planning funding to design a new senior campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School on the Fitzroy Gasworks site.

This new senior campus will mean families across Fitzroy and Collingwood can have peace of mind that they will be able to access a great local school, close to home.

This boost for our growing suburbs will upgrade classrooms and school facilities across Victoria, helping teachers and giving more students the individual attention they need to get the 21st century education they deserve.

The Labor Government is building the Education State to give every Victorian student a great education, and every community a great local school.

In contrast, in 2016 not one new school opened because the Liberals failed to plan for our growing state, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget. We won’t let that happen again.

Over the last three years, our investments total more than $2.8 billion, funding 1,200 school projects and upgrades, and building 70 new schools, as well as creating more than 5,000 jobs.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Building the senior secondary campus will ensure we keep pace with the community’s booming population and give families certainty and peace of mind.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne

“Here in Fitzroy and Collingwood and right across Victoria we are making sure every child has every opportunity to succeed.”

“Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School already work so closely together. This new senior campus will cement their relationship and more importantly give local students access to a greater breadth of curriculum.”

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