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Holy Spirit School to receive funding boost

December 07, 2019

Holy Spirit School to receive funding boost

Member for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd, has today announced over $386,000 in non-state school capital assistance funding for Holy Spirit School at Bray Park.

Ms Boyd said that the latest funding round for the two non-state school sector Capital Assistance Authorities was part of the capital grants program for eligible non-state schools – valued at $100 million for the 2019-20 financial year.

“Holy Spirit School will receive $386,493 for the demolition of three multipurpose areas and a prep room plus the construction of a prep room, storage area and covered area.

“The funding will also assist with site works, building services, furniture, equipment and professional fees.

“I know this funding will significantly ease the external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects.

“Schools typically use the capital assistance funding for a wide range of important works such as new buildings including specialist classrooms, libraries, canteens and sports courts,” she said.

“Funds can also be used for refurbishing or converting existing facilities, improvements to schools ground including pick-up and set-down areas, covered walkways and landscaping” Ms Boyd said.

Ms Boyd said that the Palaszczuk Government worked co-operatively with the non-state sector to ensure all Queensland students have access to a quality education with the best possible school facilities.

“Capital grant funds are made available on the recommendations of the two non-state schooling sector Capital Assistance Authorities – the Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority and the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority.

“Since 2015, we’ve provided the non-state school sector with around half a billion dollars for capital assistance grants distributed by the independent Capital Assistance Authorities.