Refurbishment projects on horizon for Sunshine Coast schools

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations The Honourable Grace Grace

Schools across the Sunshine Coast will share in more than $12 million worth of new projects, minor works and upgrades thanks to a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

Several state schools will be boosted with this funding, supporting local construction jobs.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the $12 million was part of a total of $220 million being invested across Queensland, improving school facilities and supporting 720 jobs.

“This funding is welcome news for these local communities but also for local tradies who will benefit from this investment in schools.

“It’s great to see projects such as a $300,000 refurbishment of the Performing Arts Block at Coolum State High School.

“An upgrade to the science classrooms at Burnside State High School, and refurbishments to the resource centre at Peachester State School also feature on the list.”

Ms Grace said the new funding would be a big job generator at a time when we need it most.

“Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19 begins with job creation and these works will help support jobs for local tradies,” she said.

“We always encourage our schools to engage local tradespeople to complete maintenance works and smaller jobs in schools.

“Interested tradies and contractors should contact the Business Manager in schools located in their local area.

“Contractors and tradies who want to be notified of opportunities for any future tender processes for larger projects can register on the Queensland Government QTender website, if they have not done so already.”

This funding boost is on top of the more than $253 million being invested in the region to deliver much needed facilities such as additional classrooms and refurbishments, as well as four brand-new schools.

Ms Grace said the programs across Queensland state schools were playing their role in stimulating the economy.

“We’re also supporting a consistent pipeline of work through the rollout of our Cooler Cleaner Schools Program,” she said.

“In total, our $477 million Cooler Cleaner Schools Program will support more than 1,500 jobs between now and June 2022 when its due to be completed.

“Over 650 schools across Queensland will benefit from air conditioning installations, making some 10,000 classrooms cooler and more comfortable.

“The program will also provide an additional $71 million over three years to create a virtual solar farm on school rooftops that will be used to power these additional air conditioners across the state.”

LIST OF PROJECTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST

School/project

Cost

Detail

Maintenance for schools in the Buderim electorate

609,000

Minor Works for schools in the Buderim electorate

112,000

Mountain Creek State School –

400,000

Refurbishment of Block P Learning Spaces Including roof replacement

Baringa State Primary School

1,300,000

Infill of Block C for 4 GLA

Beerwah State School

41,000

Junior Playground Upgrade

Caloundra State High School

953,000

New Security Fence

Maintenance for schools in the Caloundra electorate

521,000

Minor Works for schools in the Caloundra electorate

185,000

Elimbah State School

250,000

Upgrade playgrounds for gross and fine motor skills

Glass House Mountains State School

250,000

Refurbish Block A learning spaces

Maintenance for schools in the Glass House electorate

413,000

Maleny State School

250,000

Refurbishment of Block B Learning spaces

Minor Works for schools in the Glass House electorate

179,000

Montville State School

200,000

Refurbishment of Block F Learning spaces

Peachester State School

250,000

Refurbish Resource Centre

Buddina State School

120,000

Oval Resurfacing

Currimundi State School

200,000

Refurbish Amenities Block

Maintenance for schools in the Kawana electorate

610,000

Minor Works for schools in the Kawana electorate

151,000

Maintenance for schools in the Maroochydore electorate

272,000

Maroochydore State School

350,000

Refurbishment of Block of ECDP including shade structure over Outdoor Learning area

Maroochydore State School

67,000

Junior Playground Upgrade

Minor Works for schools in the Maroochydore electorate

105,000

Burnside State High School

200,000

Refurbishment of Block NSB – Science learning spaces

Kenilworth State Community College

150,000

Refurbishment of Block B Learning spaces

Maintenance for schools in the Nicklin electorate

768,000

Minor Works for schools in the Nicklin electorate

314,000

Noosa District State High School

350,000

Refurbishment of Block H Learning Spaces

Coolum State High School

300,000

Refurbishment of Performing Arts Block

Coolum State School

250,000

Refurbishment of Modular (6 Learning Spaces)

Maintenance for schools in the Ninderry electorate

401,000

Minor Works for schools in the Ninderry electorate

136,000

Maintenance for schools in the Noosa electorate

412,000

Minor Works for schools in the Noosa electorate

150,000

Pomona State School

52,000

Adventure Playground Upgrade

Sunshine Beach State School

250,000

Rectification to Outdoor Learning area adjacent Oval

Beachmere State School

275,000

Refurbish Teaching Block 1 / SEP

Maintenance for schools in the Pumicestone electorate

279,000

Minor Works for schools in the Pumicestone electorate

102,000

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