Petition launched to build new Foster school
Foster and district residents are being encouraged to sign a petition calling on the State Government to build a new Foster Primary School
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has launched the petition with the school community in a bid to secure funding for a new primary school.
“I’ve raised the need for a new primary school with the Education Minister in State Parliament and the next step now is to build the community campaign to let the Melbourne Labor Government know that this is a priority for our region.
“Foster Primary was built in 1965 and is showing plenty of signs of wear and tear, with leaking roofs and asbestos throughout the building.
“To my mind it is certainly one of the highest priorities for replacements with the Gippsland South electorate now that the Yarram Primary School which was built about the same time is being replaced.”
Mr O’Brien said the school was facing significant maintenance costs over the next few years and instead a new school should be built.
“This petition will send a strong signal to the government that Foster has to be funded and I’m encouraging as many people as possible to sign it over the summer months so I can present this petition to Parliament the State Government early next year.”
The petitions are available to sign at the school and in some local businesses, or can be obtained from Mr O’Brien’s office by calling 5144 1987.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is launching a petition to build a new Foster Primary School with School Council President, Matt Wallis.