|

Foster rallies behind new school push

THE Foster community has thrown its considerable weight behind a push to rebuild the Foster Primary School, with more than 1000 signatures collected on petitions backing the project.

Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien has taken delivery of the petitions and tabled them in State Parliament last week.

“This is a fantastic response from the Foster community and a great credit to the school council led by Matt Wallis, principal Lorraine Gurnett and the entire staff and student body,” he said.

“Foster Primary school was built in 1965 and is certainly showing its age.

“It’s at the point where the school can‘t continue to spend money on maintenance for things that really need to be replaced.

“I started the campaign with the school for a new school building and will have great pleasure in tabling this petition in Parliament that will deliver a clear message to the Andrews Labor Government that Foster wants its school rebuilt.”

Mr O’Brien said that the school is the same vintage and similar condition to the Yarram Primary School which received $4 million for a rebuild in last year’s budget.

“Foster’s environment is not conducive to good learning for our kids and needs to be upgraded. I call on Daniel Andrews to deliver the funding we need for this school in the next budget or at the very least deliver the design and development money that the school needs to plan for new buildings,” he said.

Mr O’Brien thanked the school community and local businesses which had hosted the petitions and congratulated the entire Foster community for supporting the new school push.

Time to update: Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien received signed petitions for a Foster Primary rebuild by school council president Matt Wallis.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=20883

Posted by on Mar 21 2017. Filed under Featured. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Recently Commented

  • gatha4: Thankyou to The Star for your interest in and support for Aaron and his family. Trista’s Kitchen is...
  • gigamax1: Truth is,most of these jobs will be taken by overseas labour,just like the other horticulture in this and...
  • gigamax1: These shops are just a bad investment,admittedly made no better by the bypass, but even if the bypass came...
  • vbresident: I applaud Cr. Jim Fawcett on his work-related ethics, which are reminiscent of past Councils. I can...
  • reality: After the board meeting where the Department of Health Secretary was again there to discuss some of the...