Boondall State School and Park ‘n’ Rides the big winners in this year’s State Budget

Boondall students will be well and truly in the swing of things thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s 2019-20 Budget.

Boondall State School has been allocated $100,000 to upgrade its early-years playground.

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said $530,000 was being invested in education infrastructure across her community.

“We know a quality education requires quality facilities, and that’s not limited to classrooms,” Ms Linard said.

“School playgrounds allow students to learn a range of skills vital to their development.

In addition, $50,000 will be delivered for a Parking Feasibility Study, following strong lobbying by the local Boondall P&C.

“Safe pick-up and drop-off at the school has been a concern raised with me by parents since I was elected.

“To be able to deliver this funding for the school to make a plan for improved safety in the future is wonderful,” Ms Linard said.

“I’m committed to ensuring our local community has a strong voice in Government and this State Budget is a testament to that commitment.”

A further $280,000 has also been committed in planning funds for an expansion of the Northgate train station park ‘n’ ride.

More than 100 car spaces will also be added to Geebung and Virginia train stations to complement park ‘n’ ride extensions already delivered locally.

The works compliment $5.6 million accessibility upgrades to Boondall station.

“With 12 train stations in the Nudgee electorate alone, our local community is a strong supporter and user of public transport. Station accessibility and upgrades is vital to its continued growth,” Ms Linard said.

Mental health, dementia and palliative care services have also been recognised with $1.5 million in grants.

Ms Linard said the grants would assist the most vulnerable in her community.

“This funding will make a real difference to the lives of those living with a range of conditions.

“I want them to know they have our support in troubling times.”

Treasurer Jackie Trad said the Budget backed local jobs and put in place a clear economic plan for the future.

“This Budget focuses on jobs today and for the future,” Ms Trad said.

“It focuses on growing a strong economy, investing in the infrastructure and services that we need, while also delivering locally for our communities.”

Local Budget highlights include:

  • $530,000 in education infrastructure
  • $1.5 million in health grants
  • $6.7 million for ongoing train station upgrades at Boondall, Geebung, Northgate and Virginia

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