$5.12 million learning centre on track for Mt Gravatt State High School
Greenslopes MP Joe Kelly has announced the successful contractor to deliver Mount Gravatt State High School’s new $5.12 million multi-storey learning centre.
Mr Kelly said Dickinson Constructions Pty Ltd has started construction on the 2020 Ready project, creating 13 full-time jobs.
“Jobs are Annastacia Palaszczuk’s number one priority,” Mr Kelly said.
“We’re taking action across the state to boost our economy and ensure that it’s locals that benefit.
“I can’t think of a better way to support jobs than developing infrastructure that will make such a profound impact on the education of young Queenslanders.
“It’s truly a win-win for everyone involved.”
Mr Kelly said the building is expected to be finished in October.
“The two-storey building will include two new classrooms, a dance studio, storage spaces, costume store, staff preparation room, data room, undercroft area, disability parking and associated covered walkways,” he said.
“This is a welcome investment in the future for this growing school, and one we believe will continue to support the school’s vision for providing a world-class education to students.”
Mount Gravatt State High School Principal Ross Robertson said the learning centre would allow the school to accommodate the continued growth in enrolments, particularly the significant increase expected in 2020.
“The entire community is looking forward to this new building which will support our students studying dance and drama,” Mr Robertson said.
“This centre will provide modern learning spaces to match the modern curriculum offered to our students.”
Mr Kelly said the Palaszczuk Government had a proven track record of delivering world class facilities and infrastructure projects for Queensland schools.
“We are delivering the infrastructure needed to manage the increased student population in our high schools that resulted from the introduction of Prep in 2007,” Mr Kelly said.
“Our overall infrastructure investment program is valued at more than $923 million.
“This investment is helping to drive the Queensland economy by supporting more than 2670 full-time jobs, through the delivery of important infrastructure projects right across the state.”