A PERMANENT stage and audio-visual control space will be added to a 20-year-old hall at Victoria Point State High School during a $2.2 million refurbishment project.
Redlands MP Kim Richards said the investment was part of the state government's $235 million renewing our schools program, which would help improve facilities at 26 state schools.
She said renovations had begun at the start of June and were on track to be completed by October.
An additional 15 metres of space will be added to the hall, allowing a permanent stage to be built along with an audio-visual control room, staff room and storage space.
The gym and kitchen will also be refurbished.
Ms Richards said it would make a world of difference for the school's performing arts and sports students.
"It'll be beneficial not only for the school but also for Victoria Point community groups who hire the hall for local events," she said.
Principal Scott Steinhardt said students were eager to use the new facility, as it was the hall's first major refurbishment since it was built.
"The extension and permanent stage will enhance our ability to stage school assemblies and events, and this extra space makes the hall even more versatile for hosting a variety of sports," he said.
"We have a significant list of external hirers who use the hall, with more expressing interest now, creating an even bigger asset for the local community."
Ms Richards said the hall project would support seven jobs.
"Contractor Outback Camps Australia started work on this exciting refurbishment at the start of June," she said.
" ... Projects like these are vitally important in keeping tradies in a job during these tough times."
The state government also tipped about $1.1 million into an upgrade of the school's library last year, turning the space into a 21st century learning centre.
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