Brand New School Facilities For Bell Primary School

31 October 2017

Students at Bell Primary School will soon enjoy brand new school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos today visited Bell Primary School to announce $2 million in funding to deliver the first stage of building works to modernise the school and improve its infrastructure.

This funding will also allow the school to finalise planning and detailed documentation of future stages.

The school’s self-funded master plan has already identified a number of required upgrades including new classrooms, sports facilities and toilets.

The school will now meet with the Victorian School Building Authority next week to review its existing master plan and identify next steps. An architect will be appointed before the end of the year.

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 Labor 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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The local community has told us that this school needs funding to upgrade buildings and revitalise facilities. We haven’t responded with empty promises – we are actually delivering the investment needed to improve this school.”

“This is real funding that will transform Bell Primary School and provide the facilities that local families deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos

“This investment will help the school meet the demand of growing enrolments, which can only benefit students and the broader community.”

“Bell Primary certainly deserves this much welcome funding boost to provide more room to move with improved facilities.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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