Fairhills High School could soon begin a major school upgrade, with funding of $8 million to be committed by a re-elected Coalition Government, Minister for Education Martin Dixon said today.
Mr Dixon made the announcement with Member for Ferntree Gully Nick Wakeling during a visit to the school.
“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students and I am delighted to announce that under a re-elected Coalition Government, Fairhills High School will commence an $8 million Stage 1 upgrade,” Mr Dixon said.
“This commitment will ensure students and families in Ferntree Gully have access to the very best facilities and learning spaces available.”
The Victorian Coalition Government has already delivered almost $40M in investment for local Knox schools in its first term of government – the largest investment in local schools in a generation.
This investment includes $15.5M to significantly upgrade Mountain Gate, Fairhills, Wattleview and Ferntree Gully North Primary Schools, $8M for the establishment of the Eastern Ranges School, and $15M for Boronia K-12 College.
“The provision of Stage One funding for Fairhills High School will allow the school to commence its transformation into a modern education facility well placed to meet the changing needs of our local students,” Mr Wakeling said.
“I look forward to working with Principal Harvey Wood and the Fairhills High School community as the local member in a re-elected Napthine Government to deliver this important upgrade.”
The Napthine Coalition Government is building a better education system, with a record $9.2 billion for school education in 2014-2015, $1 billion more than Labor’s last budget in 2010.