Diggers Rest Primary School won Victoria’s 2022-23 state budget presented last Tuesday, securing $13.4 million to upgrade its facilities.
Sunbury MP Josh Bull described the announcement as “incredibly meaningful and important” for the school and the community.
“I advocated strongly for the needs of the school, but I think it’s fair to say that the $13 million commitment exceeded all expectations,” Bull said.
“This is a fantastic result which will enable the school to provide first class facilities for a first class education.”
Mr Bull said the funding would be used to build the school’s new community center and senior student learning area.
“I have worked with the school for several years and previously we committed over $3 million for stage one upgrades and this investment will finish the job taking Diggers Rest from a good school to a great one. school for our growing community.”
The school shared their joy on social media, saying the funding would allow the school to expand to meet the needs of the growing region.
“We are in a growing region and this funding will allow us to build state-of-the-art facilities and continue to provide our students with the highest quality education program possible,” the school said. .
Comments on the post highlight the school community’s joy over the announcement.
“Fantastic news. The school and team are amazing and I can’t wait to see the school take it to another level,” said one user.
“Excellent and well-deserved news. A big win for the Diggers Rest community,” said another.
Another budget winner in the area was Jacksons Hill in Sunbury, which is set to receive $2.2 million for protection and restoration work at the historic site, which once housed the former Sunbury Lunatic Asylum.
“Jacksons Hill is a site of critical importance to the Sunbury community,” said Mr Bull.
“We have a wonderful master plan that will transform the site into a vibrant community center.”