DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR FITZROY NORTH

North Fitzroy families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Fitzroy North Primary School.

Labor will invest $9 million to completely refurbish Block B and transform its tired old classrooms into the modern learning environments students and staff need to achieve their best.

Built in 1875, Fitzroy North Primary School is one of Melbourne’s oldest schools and part of this funding will go towards flood mitigation works and upgrading the school’s sewer and storm water facilities.

The Liberals didn’t spend a single cent to upgrade Fitzroy North Primary School and slashed $1 billion out of our education system, leaving schools to crumble and decay across the state.

In contrast, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to build 70 new schools and upgrade 1,300 schools across the state since coming to office four short years ago.

That means thousands of Victorian kids now go to school every day and learn in new classrooms with better technology and facilities, like new gyms and science labs.

It has also helped create more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians right around our state.

A re-elected Labor Government will keep delivering for Victorians with more new schools and upgrades to existing schools across the state.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The Liberals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again.”

“No matter where you live in Victoria, every student deserves to have a great school and a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do.”

Quote attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne

“Fitzroy North Primary is a great local school community and it deserves facilities that match.  Only Labor can be trusted to deliver the facilities that students and staff need.”