Almost $3 million in funding has awarded to three local independent schools in Deception Bay and North Lakes.
Arethusa College at Deception Bay will receive $1,530,000, Christ the King Catholic Primary will receive $14,120 and The Lakes College will receive $1.4 million from the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority and the Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority.
This much-needed funding shows that building better schools for every student is a central value of the Palaszczuk Government.
For Arethusa College, these funds will be used for the construction of new classrooms including a technology (food and fibre) room, staff area, withdrawal room, storage and amenities, as well as site development, furniture and equipment.
At Christ the King Catholic Primary, the $14,120 will be used to assist with council headworks charges.
Over at The Lakes College, the $1.4 million will be used to assist with construction of six new classrooms, a staff area, outdoor and undercover learning areas, veranda, storage and amenities, as well as site works, furniture and equipment.
In this financial year we have allocated $98.4 million in capital assistance grants to non-state schools across Queensland.
The funds provided through these grants help to significantly ease the external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects.
Schools typically use the funds for a wide range of important works such as new buildings including specialist classrooms, libraries, canteens and sports courts.
This particular grant program helps to ensure all Queensland students have access to a quality education with the best possible school facilities.
The Palaszczuk Government and I remain committed to ongoing support for non-state schools and I’m pleased that these three schools have received this much-needed assistance.