Mount Cotton State School and Redlands District Special School benefit from Queensland budget

MOUNT COTTON: Springwood MP Mick de Brenni with students and parents from Mount Cotton State School.
MOUNT COTTON: Springwood MP Mick de Brenni with students and parents from Mount Cotton State School.

MOUNT Cotton State School will get a $4 million prep and admin block, while the Redlands District Special School will get $9 million for classrooms.

The funding is included in the $1.56 billion spend on Queensland schools which is part of the budget handed down by Treasurer Jackie Trad in Parliament on Tuesday.

Springwood MP Mick de Brenni said the Mount Cotton State School P and C and Mount Cotton community had been advocating for better facilities.

The $4 million for a prep and administration building followed the preparation of a master plan for the school last year.

"This neighbourhood is proud of its school and the students, that's why I'll back them to get the best facilities, they deserve it," Mr de Brenni said.

Mount Cotton P and C vice-president Fiona Lawson said the investment was welcome and meant the youngest students would get the best start in modern teaching and learning spaces.

"The school admin block will be accessible to everyone, whether they have a disability or are a parent pushing a pram," Mrs Lawson said.

"This is something we have been pushing for, for a long time."

Queensland-based architects Fulton Trotter have been commissioned to plan the project.

Mr de Brenni said the Queensland government would invest $9 million into the Redlands District Special School to build classrooms to ensure the best educational opportunities for all children, regardless of their ability.

"Kids thrive when they have a quality, safe and supportive environment in which to learn," Mr de Brenni said.

Victoria Point State High School will get $860,000 out of a $1.9 million total spend for a hall extension.