About the project
The Victorian Government is transforming local education through the Footscray Learning Precinct.
Work began in 2015. The precinct creates new ways to champion excellence in learning and teaching. It creates new opportunities for students at every stage of education. It will provide a seamless path from early learning to adult education, making education more accessible for the Footscray community than ever before.
As part of the precinct, we're building an integrated early learning centre – a community hub offering kindergarten as well as a range of health and wellbeing services for local families. We're also upgrading and modernising local primary schools, and we've created a new high school with three campuses.
The Footscray Learning Precinct includes:
In November 2016, over four weeks, the VSBA ran community engagement activities to ensure they had opportunities to express support or concerns about the proposed concept before the feasibility study was finalised. We found there was a high level of support for the proposed concept.
Throughout August 2017, we engaged with local students, teachers, parents and community members to ensure that their hopes, aspirations and concerns were identified and included in the design of the Footscray Learning Precinct. Community feedback was provided to Hayball architects to help them develop a master plan for the precinct.
This is one of several education plans we are involved in. To learn more about the new buildings, upgraded facilities or community consultations connected to others across the state, please visit the page.
$15.436 million was allocated over three State Budgets to develop school facilities for the precinct.
The 2018–19 Budget invested a further $29.275 million for the new Pilgrim Campus, Footscray High School.
In the 2019–20 State Budget, the precinct received an additional $20.246 million.
From the 2020–21 Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration fund, Footscray Primary School was allocated $2.249 million in planning funding. In the 2020–21 State Budget, Footscray Primary School received at least $18.217 million from a pool of more than $85 million to expand seven schools in high-growth areas. In the 2020–21 State Budget, Kinnear Campus, Footscray High School received $25.289 million.
In the 2021–22 State Budget, Footscray City Primary School received $13.428 million.
Reviewed 29 December 2022