Students at Bell Primary School are a step closer to the facilities they deserve, with Maddison Architects appointed to design a $2 million upgrade of the school.

Jenny Mikakos, MP, Member for Northern Metropolitan Region announced the appointment today.

The $2 million upgrade includes works to upgrade and modernisation the school. This funding will enable the school to deliver components of a school-funded master plan, provide better functionality for the growing school and begin to bring facilities in line with 21st century pedagogy needs.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian students gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by the Government in the past three Budgets to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians.

To find out more about new schools and upgrades to schools in the Northern Metropolitan Region visit the Victorian School Building Authority website at

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Jenny Mikakos

 Appointing the architect is an exciting first step towards delivering the modern, safe and stimulating facilities that staff and students at Bell Primary School deserve.”

 “Bell Primary has fantastic staff and students and we are making sure they have state of the art facilities to match.”

 Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

 “Building, fixing and upgrading our schools gives students and teachers the environment they need to achieve their best.”

 “These upgrades will help ensure students at Bell Primary School get a first class education and access to the opportunities they deserve in life.”