Mudgeeraba schools maintenance backlog slashed

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

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said the investment would completely clear the maintenance backlog left by the previous Government.

“Ten schools in Mudgeeraba are set to receive over $568,000 in total to repair footpaths, replace carpet and repaint,” Ms Bates said.

Schools in Mudgeeraba which will benefit include:

  • Clover Hill State School, which will receive $55,796;
  • Gilston State School, which will receive $48,462;
  • Merrimac State School, which will receive $103,200;
  • Mudgeeraba Creek State School, which will receive $54,478;
  • Mudgeeraba Special School, which will receive $44,879;
  • Mudgeeraba State School, which will receive $57,257;
  • Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre, which will receive $40,000;
  • Numinbah Valley State School, which will receive $54,400;
  • Robina State High School, which will receive $80,445; and
  • Springbrook State School, which will receive $29,400.

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

“This has really cut red tape, and it has allowed our schools to go direct to market to source local contractors for planned or routine breakdown maintenance. This gives them the benefit of finding the best value service from the best people available locally,” Ms Bates 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.

“Now that we are on the cusp of achieving a milestone in its own right – to clear the maintenance backlog of all state schools in Queensland – we will continue to fund schools to address newly identified maintenance to ensure this situation doesn’t repeat itself.

“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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