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Budget delivers major projects for schools in the southeast

Brian Bennion, South-East Advertiser

June 11, 2019 4:50pm



Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly delivers the good news in the Budget for a refurbishment of the old Holland Park School Dental building for Holland Park State School to students Angus Jones and Sasha Williams, Val Foster, P&C President Andrew Newbold and Principal Anthony Gribbin.

State schools are the big winners for southeast suburbs in the State Budget handed down this week.


The Government announced funding for additional classrooms for Nursery Road State Special School, a rebuild of fire damaged Morningside State School and refurbishment of the old dental school building at Holland Park State School.


Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly said the Budget invested record amounts in frontline services and capital infrastructure.


“State schools are great schools and in recent years we have seen strong enrolment growth at public schools right across Queensland,” Mr Kelly said.


Member for Bulimba Di Farmer said the investment at Morningside State School was an important community project.


“Rebuilding Morningside State School will take into account the damaged buildings and also the future needs of the school,” Ms Farmer said .


Budget highlights:

■ $8.6 million – Additional classrooms at Nursery Road State Special School;

■ $5 million – Rebuild at Morningside State School;

■ $500,000 – Refurbishment of the former dental school at Holland Park State School for out-of-hours care program and engineering and mathematics lab; and

■ $164,842 for Morningside Australian Football Club.

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