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Maintenance blitz for schools in North Brisbane area

21 Apr 2018

Local schools in the North Brisbane area are benefiting from the Palaszczuk Government’s continued investment in school maintenance.

Member for Aspley, Bart Mellish said maintenance and refurbishment works were underway at local state schools over the recent Easter holiday period.

“I’m pleased to say schools in Aspley, Sandgate, and Nudgee have shared in over $500,000 for improvements to classrooms and other facilities,” he said.

“Work crews undertook as much work as possible during the holiday period to minimise disruption during school term.

“We want our state school students to have the best possible classrooms to make the most of their education.”

Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to delivering world-class educational facilities for all Queensland students.

“Our Government is delivering a state wide Infrastructure Investment programme valued at more than $778 million during 2017-18,” he said.

“This funding will help state schools continue to address maintenance needs and ensure students have access to quality education facilities.

Some of the projects in the area include:

- $30,000 for the replacement of swimming pool tiles at Aspley State High School
- $150,000 for the refurbishment of ceilings at Sandgate State School
- $270,000 for the refurbishment of the ground floor in Block C2 at Earnshaw State College

Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard said that every year principals and the Department of Education worked together to prioritise school maintenance projects for local schools.

“Our school maintenance programme is not only building better schools in the area but also providing valuable jobs for tradies and training opportunities for apprentices,” she said.