Horsham heads for new age with $10 million fixing fund
A Victorian school in disrepair has been awarded $10 million for a full makeover.
Horsham College says it will now embark on a complete overhaul of its campus, after the funds were announced this weekend.
Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty was the bearer of good news, saying the $10 million grant will be coming down in this year's state budget.
Rowan Smith, Horsham College school council president, says the funding has come only after years of campaigning and community effort.
But the big payout will only be the start of the amount needed to completely re-make the suffering schoolyard.
“We really want to focus on the first stage, needless to say it is our number one priority now and towards the end of that construction phase we'll be looking at working to lobby for the second stage to be finished off, so that's the plan,” Mr Smith has told the ABC.
He says the long road has been well worth walking.
“It's a great announcement for our school, our community and it's everything we could want it to be,” he said.
“It's come back through a lot of work through our community, the school, Business Horsham, Rural City Council, Wimmera Development Association and Hugh.
“It's been a team effort all the way through.”