School maintenance blitz underway on the Bayside
Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard and Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe said all local state schools would benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in school maintenance.
Ms Linard said Nudgee and Sandgate schools would share in $2.6 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,” she said.
“This funding is part of our $667 million school infrastructure program and will help our state schools stay on top of maintenance needs and ensure students have access to quality education facilities.”
Mr Hinchliffe said local school maintenance projects included:
- $250,000 for Bracken Ridge State High School to refurbish the resource centre;
- $100,000 for Brighton State School for outdoor learning areas;
- $120,000 for Sandgate District State High School to refurbish outdoor learning areas;
- $100,000 for Shorncliffe State School to refurbish a multi-purpose court;
- $350,000 for Geebung State School to refurbish Block C; and
- $580,000 for Wavell State High School to refurbish the Home Economics block and resurface the tennis courts.
“Most of the work will be carried out during the school holidays to ensure classes are not disrupted,” he said.
Mr Hinchliffe said every year principals and condition assessors worked together to prioritise school maintenance projects for local schools.
“Our school maintenance program is not only building better schools on the Bayside but also providing valuable jobs for tradies and training opportunities for apprentices,” he said.
“At least 10 percent of all maintenance work carried out on state schools will be done by apprentices ensuring we continue to develop skills locally.
Mr Hinchliffe said local tradies could pre-register for work online at: hpw.qld.gov.au