Thursday, April 25, 2024

Contracts awarded for 4 new schools

Contracts have been awarded for the construction of four new schools set to open next year in Ipswich, Logan and the Sunshine Coast.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement in Parliament today, saying the new schools set to open in 2023 represented a $330 million investment by her government, creating 900 local jobs.

“Today I’m pleased to announce that contracts have been awarded to FKG Group, Hutchinson Builders and ADCO for Stage One of the new state primary schools in Augustine Heights, Ripley Valley and Yarrabilba; as well as a new state high school at Palmview,” the Premier said.

“My government’s record investment in education is unmatched. We’ve opened 21 new schools across the state since 2015 including three this year which is a $1.3 billion investment.

“We’re building 11 more over the next two years which is a further $1 billion commitment.

“We are committed to providing world-class schools in our growing communities that will enhance the education of young Queenslanders.

“I’m looking forward now to seeing boots on the ground and sods turning to get these schools built for the first students next year.”

Education Minister Grace Grace said construction of the schools should commence next month.

“The contracts being awarded for four new schools being delivered in the fastest growing areas of Queensland is another important milestone on the journey to delivering the extra state school capacity we need in coming years,” Minister Grace said.

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