Stuckey welcomes funding to clear maintenance backlog

8 Nov 2013 10:20 AMJann Stuckey

 November 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the second round of the Newman Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools.

Ms Stuckey said the investment was part of the Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Fund, targeting school maintenance backlogs.

“The latest round of funding will see all 9 state schools in the Currumbin electorate share over $618,000 to repair footpaths, replace carpet and repaint,” Ms Stuckey said.

“This second round of funding will go a long way towards clearing the maintenance backlog in all Queensland state schools, with Currumbin schools receiving close to $1.7 million since 2012.

“Palm-Beach Currumbin High School, the largest school in the electorate with some 2,000 students, has received a total of $434,801 over the past two years.

Ms Stuckey said the Newman Government had also achieved efficiencies by allowing schools to have maintenance completed by local tradespeople instead of using QBuild.

“In some cases, schools are saving up to 20 per cent on maintenance work by allowing contractors to compete for the work. That’s five jobs for the price of four, and it’s giving local tradespeople work.

“This is just another example of the Newman Government reducing red tape and making life easier for Queenslanders.”

Ms Stuckey said the previous Labor Government had left Queensland state schools with a $292 million maintenance backlog that saw schools in Currumbin fall into disrepair.

“Under the Newman Government, Queensland schools will once again be a place of pride for students to learn, teachers to teach and communities to gather.

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

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List of schools and funding amounts in the Currumbin Electorate:

 

 

School Name

 2012-13 Allocation

2013-14 Allocation

Total AoSM Allocation

 
 
Coolangatta State School

$10,000

$14,816

$24,816

 
Currumbin Community Farm Campus

$114,100

$10,343

$124,443

 
Currumbin Community Special School

$115,550

$18,011

$133,561

 
Currumbin State School

$160,000

$53,777

$213,777

 
Currumbin Valley State School

$9,250

$5,941

$15,191

 
Elanora State High School

$160,000

$156,918

$316,918

 
Elanora State School

$160,000

$48,754

$208,754

 
Ingleside State School

$21,600

$4,881

$26,481

 
Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School

$160,000

$274,801

$434,801

 
Tallebudgera State School

$160,000

$30,049

$190,049

 
Totals:

$1,070,500

$618,291

$1,688,791