A State Budget building a brighter future for our students

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Education and Training

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to investment in education infrastructure across Tasmania.

The 2019-20 State Budget is about maintaining the momentum and investing for growth, underpinned by record investment in education.

Education is a critical component of our plan to grow the economy, create jobs, invest in essential services and protect the Tasmanian way of life.

The 2019-20 Budget commits $184.2 million across the forward estimates to education infrastructure.

It funds our commitments of $30 million for a new Brighton High School, $20 million for a new Legana Primary and $20 million towards a new K-12 school in Penguin.

It also funds a comprehensive program of school rebuilds along with two major school farm redevelopments at Brighton and Sheffield.

The Budget also delivers a $15.5 million investment for six new Child and Family Learning Centres, to be located in Sorell, Kingborough, Glenorchy, East Tamar, West Ulverstone and Waratah Wynyard. These Centres will provide a one-stop shop for services to families with young children.

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s targeted investment in education, from birth through to year 12 and beyond, will ensure Tasmania has a job-ready generation of young people with the skills to participate in a modern economy.

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