Koroit Primary School looks likely to get a safer pedestrian crossing its been asking for after $8.7 million upgrades were announced in the state budget.
A pedestrian safety upgrade outside the school will share in a pool of funding that has been allocated to improve and maintain smaller roads.
Student Samuel Sutcliffe, then 12, started a 2014 petition to install flashing 40km/h speed restriction signs near his school on Commercial Road to protect students and crossing supervisor Sue Hand.
The petition attracted more than 500 signatures.
Prior to the last election former premier Denis Napthine promised $25,000 would be given to upgrade the pedestrian crossing adjacent to the school.