Refurbishments a breath of fresh air for Greenslopes schools
Over $600,000 has been injected into schools in the Greenslopes Electorate, with upgrades to outdoor spaces at Marshall Road State School and Coorparoo Secondary College.
Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly said Marshall Road State School’s recently completed $240,000 outdoor learning area was already being put to good use.
“This refurbished outdoor space includes artificial turf, sandstone seating, a variety of plants and trees and an undercover area which extends out from the school’s art classroom,” Mr Kelly said.
“This area will provide all students with a comfortable area to learn as well as a social space to relax during breaks.”
Mr Kelly said work has already started at Coorparoo Secondary College to refurbish the oval.
“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $360,000 into this project which will make such a big difference to the school,” Mr Kelly said.
“The refurbishment will include the installation of a new irrigation system, upgraded AFL goal posts and playing surface, as well as a drinking station.”
“Works are expected to be finished early in the new year.”
Mr Kelly said projects like Coorparoo were also beneficial for the wider community.
“This is a great project for the school, which has a solid partnership with the Coorparoo AFL Club, and works in consultation with AFL Queensland,” Mr Kelly said.
“The arrangement allows use of the college’s upgraded oval by the sporting community and local primary schools.”
Mr Kelly said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to investing in Queensland schools.
“In 2018–19, we are delivering an overall infrastructure investment program across the state valued at more than $923 million,” he said.
“The Palaszczuk Government believes in providing all students with the best education delivered in state-of-the-art facilities.”