Pine Rivers schools to be fully air conditioned
All state schools in the Pine Rives area will be now be cooler as the Palaszczuk Government supercharges its schools air-conditioning program.
The schools are part of the more than 300 across southern Queensland which would benefit from the enhanced program in a $50 million announcement made today by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Pine Rivers MP Nikki Boyd said the announcement was welcome news for these schools.
“This is a great outcome for students and teachers in these seven schools who will be over the moon with this news before the school holidays start,” she said.
“I’d like to acknowledge the fantastic work already done by local P&Cs and school communities in the past to provide air-conditioning in schools.
“However, this extra government funding will now allow the government to build on that great work and continue our measured and fiscally-responsible approach.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said an audit of every school in the state, expected to be completed by the end of the year, identified the schools set to be air-conditioned.
“We’re getting on with the job and methodically rolling out air-conditioning for classrooms in a fiscally responsible manner,” Ms Grace said.
The Palaszczuk Government is investing record funding in school infrastructure across the state, including:
• 18 new schools (including 8 to open in 2020)
• $1.5 billion to build, maintain, improve and update schools including $250 million as part of our 2020 Ready program
• $235 million to renew existing infrastructure in some of our oldest schools
• $97 million for the Advancing Clean Energy Schools program to put solar panels on schools
To see the full list of schools to be air-conditioned, click here: https://qed.qld.gov.au/programs-initiatives/det/building-education/major-projects-and-initiatives/air-conditioning