The Sunshine Coast is about for a $140.5 million investment including new schools, classrooms and halls as part of a record State Budget education investment.
Education Minister Grace Grace stated the Budget now no longer only supplied a huge increase to Sunshine Coast households and trades but it also contributed significantly to the State Government’s COVID19 Economic Recovery Plan.
Caloundra MP Jason Hunt joined Ms Grace at the site of the new Caloundra south primary school today, meeting local trades and apprentices.
Mr Hunt said the $75 million faculty was the second to be constructed in his community in two years under the Palaszczuk Government.
“There’s only six months to go until this new school opens in the heart of my electorate and I couldn’t be more excited,” he said.
“The first Prep – Year 6 students will walk through the gates in January to world-class facilities.
“Construction of the new Caloundra primary school is also a big shot in the arm for our local economy, supporting more than 200 local tradie jobs over the life of the project.
“Creating jobs is vital as we recover from COVID-19.”
Ms Grace stated the new Caloundra school builds on the Government’s proud record of delivering schools where they’re needed most.
“The Sunshine Coast is booming and we’re responding to this growth”.
“This new school joins the new $127 million Baringa State Secondary College which opened in January this year, located just down the road”.
“It also adds to the 18 we have delivered since 2015, with three others underway at Coomera, North Maclean and in Brisbane’s inner west”.
“In last week’s Budget we announced $913 million for 10 new schools, with this type of to be built at Palmview in Buderim so as to open in 2024″.
“Education budgets are all about building for the future: jobs on infrastructure rebuilding our economy and providing world-class education facilities for our young people to build a future”, she said.
Further Education Upgrades
The $140.5 million Sunshine Coast education spend also includes:
– New halls at Chancellor State College
– Noosa State High’s Pomona campus
– Buderim Mountain State School
– Burnside State High
New classrooms at:
– Coolum State High
– Kawana Waters State College
– Mooloolaba State School
– Bli Bli, Glenview
– North Arm State School
The next stages at:
– Baringa State Secondary College
– Palmview State and Special Schools
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– Media Release: Mammoth school infrastructure program – Sunshine Coast
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