While Bayside state school students and teachers have been enjoying a well-earned break, local tradies have been hard at work upgrading and expanding local schools ready for 2017.
Member for Murrumba Chris Whiting said the work was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s record $667 million school infrastructure program.
Mr Whiting said Murrumba and Redcliffe schools would share in more than $1.2 million for improvements to classrooms and other facilities.
“We want our state school students to have the best-possible classrooms to make the most of their education,” he said.
Ms D’Ath said work done on local schools during the holidays included:
- $20,000 for Humpybong State School for a disability access ramp;
- $140,000 for Redcliffe Special School for additional classrooms;
- $90,000 for Clontarf Beach State High School to replace hall roof;
- $60,000 for Clontarf Beach State School to refurbish the outdoor learning area;
- $105,000 for Mango Hill State School for a relocatable building and additional classrooms;
- $115,000 for North Lakes State College for additional accommodation;
- $150,000 for Deception Bay State High School to refurbish the home economics block; and
- $80,000 for Deception Bay State School to refurbish Block B.
Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath said when students and teachers return to school on Monday 23 January they will notice a big difference.
“This work was completed during the school holidays to ensure as little disruption as possible to classes.
“We are committed to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education and that includes quality school facilities.”
Mr Whiting said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to catering for enrolment growth at schools on the Bayside.
“We will always provide the classrooms our schools need to provide a quality education to all students,” he said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is not only building better schools on the Bayside we are also providing valuable jobs for tradies and training opportunities for apprentices.
“Our investment in new school classrooms and maintenance is supporting thousands of jobs for tradies and suppliers around the state.
Mr Whiting said local contractors and suppliers could still pre-register for school construction and maintenance work online at: hpw.qld.gov.au