A new $12 million indoor sports facility for Rochedale State High will deliver local students new, modern school facilities under a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government.
The funding is included in a $1 billion Great Schools, Great Future education policy to modernise schools and support more than 3,100 local construction jobs across Queensland.
Students and teachers at Rochedale State High will benefit and local tradies will be supported during the economic recovery from COVID-19.
Member for Springwood, Mick de Brenni said he was pleased to see new funding going towards another great local school.
“This $12 million investment for Rochedale State High is such welcome news for the school community - and adds to the huge upgrades to Springwood High and Shailer Park High, as well as the new hall at Rochedale South State School” he said.
“This means that every one of our schools in our local area will now have the very best facilities to give local kids the opportunities that come with a first class education.
“When we invest in our local schools, especially in facilities like halls, it sends an important message to students that we want them to succeed.
The new Multi Purpose Hall will host a range of events from indoor sports, performing arts, assemblies, school discos, trivia nights and Christmas parties, as well as being available for community use.
Education Minister Grace Grace said the funding boost was great news for the construction industry and the Queenslanders it employs.
“The Palaszczuk Government’s plan for economic recovery from COVID-19 begins with job creation.
“We always encourage our schools to engage local tradespeople to complete maintenance works and smaller jobs in schools.
“By investing in new and upgraded school infrastructure we are providing world-class education facilities for Queensland students.
“Since 2015 the Palaszczuk Government has invested a record $5.2 billion in school infrastructure.”
Ms Grace said the programs across Queensland state schools were playing their role in stimulating the economy.
“These programs ensure there is a pipeline of work to support local jobs,” she said.