Chris Whiting MP today announced over $20,500 in capital assistance funding for The Lakes College from the Palaszczuk Government.
Mr Whiting said that the latest funding round for the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority– valued at almost $1.6 million – was part of capital assistance grants for thirteen independent non-state schools.
“For 2018-19 we have allocated $98.4 million in capital assistance grants to non-state schools across Queensland.
“For The Lakes College, these funds will be used to assist with infrastructure charges associated with supporting additional student population,
“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 including as new buildings like specialist classrooms, libraries, canteens and sports courts,” he said.
“Funds can also be used for refurbishing or converting existing facilities, improvements to schools ground including pick-up and set-down areas, covered walkways and landscaping,” Chris Whiting said.
Mr Whiting said that this particular grant program helped to ensure all Queensland students have access to a quality education with the best possible school facilities.
“Capital grant funds are made available on the recommendations of the two non-state schooling sector Capital Assistance Authorities – the Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority and the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority.
“The Palaszczuk Government remains committed to ongoing support for non-state schools and I’m pleased that The Lakes College has received this much-needed assistance,” Chris Whiting said.