Currumbin schools $2 million maintenance backlog slashed

28 Aug 2014 12:41 PMJann Stuckey

28 August 2014

Currumbin students will have the best possible learning environment thanks to the third round of the Newman Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools.

Ms Stuckey said the investment would completely clear the maintenance backlog left by the previous Labor Government.

“Ten schools in Currumbin are set to receive over $570,000 in funding to repair footpaths, replace carpet and repaint,” she said.

“Through this program Currumbin schools have received more than $2,260,000 to address maintenance issues left behind by the previous Labor Government.

Ms Stuckey said the Newman Government had also saved time and money by allowing schools to have maintenance completed by local tradespeople.

“This has cut red tape, and allowed our schools to go direct to market to source local contractors for planned or routine breakdown maintenance,” she said.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said that in addition to the backlog-busting program, schools continued to receive funding for their ongoing maintenance needs, including routine breakdowns and planned work.

“Our students deserve the best chance at the best possible education, and safe and effective working facilities are the most basic foundation for this,” Mr Langbroek said.

“This maintenance funding is a key part of our strong plan to deliver better outcomes for students – we’re also boosting teacher quality, increasing school autonomy and improving student discipline.

“Our investment will ensure Queensland remains a great state with great schools well into the future.”

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