Member for Murrumba Chris Whiting today announced $190,000 in State Government funding to support the completion of new facilities at St Benedict’s College in Mango Hill.
“The St Benedict’s College community is investing in their school and I’m proud the Palaszczuk Government is supporting them with $190,000 towards their new facilities,” Mr Whiting said.
“This funding is in addition to $31,000 the College received from the State Government in June for upgrading sporting facilities.”
Mr Whiting said the Mango Hill and Murrumba region was growing rapidly and it was important for schools to keep pace with growth.
“I’ve been fighting hard to make sure our local schools have the funding they need to build new classrooms and provide for local students,” he said.
“I’m pleased to have delivered a commitment of more than $22 million towards new school facilities in the Murrumba electorate in this year’s budget.
“Investing in new school facilities is vital to ensure that every student is able to learn in the best-possible environment.”
Mr Whiting said the St Benedict’s College funding was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $93 million capital assistance program for Catholic and Independent schools in Queensland this year.
“St Benedict’s plays an important role in the Mango Hill community in providing a quality education to local students,” he said.
“Our government is committed to providing students in Queensland with the best-possible learning environments, no matter where they go to school.”