Local Schools Boost in State Budget
Local Schools will be boosted with $3.5M additional funding in the 2019/20 State Budget by the Palazsczuk Government.
Yeronga SHS will receive more than $2M for upgrades and enhancement works to provide a better learning environment for students. They will also receive $260,000 for a new Sports Court Shade Structure to keep kids sunsafe.
$550,000 will be invested at Milpera SHS in Chelmer for new infrastructure and more than $600,000 will be invested in all of our local Miller schools for general maintenance and minor works over 2019/20.
Activate! Queensland. Active Family! Active Life!
The Palaszczuk Government is proud to deliver Round 1 of the new FairPlay Vouchers which opens on Wednesday 31 July! With over $1.7 million in sports vouchers for 12,000 Queenslanders, this investment will help get local kids active and involved in sport.
These vouchers support young Queenslanders who might otherwise miss out to get active with their friends through sport and active recreation. It also helps our community’s clubs to grow in strength and numbers.
If you have a Centrelink health care card, a pensioner card, or have a combined annual family income less than $55,000, you could be eligible for a $150 voucher to help cover the costs of your kids, sport fees. To find out more Activate! At: http://www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers
Announcement: Phase 1 of the $97 Million Advancing Clean Energy Schools Program
I’m please to welcome news that 3 local Miller schools will benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program. The ACES program will be delivered in three phases at Queensland state schools, with Phase 1 now well underway.
This program will help reduce the energy costs at our schools which are some of the biggest energy users in the state. ACES will provide approximately 35MW of solar generated electricity, making a significant contribution to the Palaszczuk Government’s target of 50 per cent renewable energy use by 2030.
I’m pleased to announce that Phase 1 will see the installation of solar panel systems at around 210 state schools right across the state this financial year, with the installation of panels at over 870 schools to be rolled out by June 2022.
Solar audits have been carried out at more than 60 of these state schools, and 20 schools have already been equipped with solar panels. Phases 2 and 3 will see the program further rolled out to the remaining schools in 2020-21 and 2021-22 respectively.
The program will boost the local economy creating 281 jobs across Queensland over the life of the program. For more information, visit https://education.qld.gov.au/initiatives-and-strategies/strategies-and-programs/advancing-clean-energy