Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that two new schools will be built in Brisbane’s inner city for the first time since 1963.
The Premier said the State Budget would include a $500 million Building Future Schools Fund to build new schools, secure land in Queensland’s fastest growing regions and create 1500 jobs over five years in delivering the initiative.
“We want every child to benefit from a quality education no matter where they live. That’s why we are investing $500 million over five years to help deliver world class education facilities where they are needed most,” she said.
“We will always build new schools and new classrooms to cater for enrolments in our growing state,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
Thanks to the fund, the Advancing Inner City Schools initiative will:
Education Minister Kate Jones spoke of the State Government’s commitment to build new classrooms and schools throughout Queensland.
“We have already built a new special school in Cairns and opened three new schools this year - Bellbird Park State Secondary College, Pumicestone State School and Fernbrooke State School,” she said.
“This year we’re building four new primary schools in Yarrabilba, Coomera, Caloundra South and Burdell (Townsville) – they will open first day of school in 2018.
“We’ve also announced a new secondary school for Calliope for 2020 and the final Public Private Partnership school will be built in Springfield for 2019.
“We will continue to build new schools in growth areas.”
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