Students at Gisborne Primary School are a step closer to the facilities they deserve, with Maddison Architects appointed to design a $10 million upgrade of the school.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, visited Gisborne Primary School today to announce the appointment of Maddison Architects and discuss the project with staff and students.

Maddison Architects Director Peter Maddison is an award-winning architect and current host of Grand Designs Australia.

The $10 million upgrade, which was part of the 2018/19 Capital Works program, will go towards improving facilities at Gisborne Primary School, including the demolition of the current, under-sized school gym, and replacing it with extra classrooms and a brand-new competition grade gymnasium.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.

This includes an unprecedented $3.8 billion investment to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“I’m thrilled that this project will be designed by an architect with the calibre of Peter Maddison.”

“This is a great first step towards delivering the state of the art facilities that staff and students at Gisborne Primary deserve and that match the quality of teaching and learning.”

“Gisborne Primary is a great local school and this investment will enable the school community to continue to thrive.”