New Upgrades For Historic School In Port Melbourne

26 February 2018

Work is set to begin on a new $5.4 million upgrade of Port Melbourne Primary School thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Acting Premier James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today visited the school and turned the first sod of the upgrade, which includes facilities that will be shared with the local community.

The upgrade includes a new multi-purpose gymnasium, with indoor basketball and netball courts, change rooms, toilets and canteen and an arts and music building offering a diverse range of arts and inclusive programs at the school.

Architect Williams Boag and builders SJ Higgins Pty Ltd will incorporate state-of-the-art facilities including acoustic wall lining and double-glazing of the event and performance spaces.

Port Melbourne Primary School is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

Quotes attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino

“Every Victorian child deserves access to a great school that prepares them to thrive and we are getting on with the job by building new schools and upgrading existing facilities across the state.”

“The planned new sporting and arts and music facilities will provide a stimulating learning environment that will unlock the kind of critical and creative thinking our young people will need for the future.”

Quote attributable to Member for Albert Park Martin Foley

“Port Melbourne Primary is our biggest local primary school with a rich history spanning more than a century. We’re getting on with providing students with the first-class learning spaces they deserve to give them the very best start in life.”

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