STUDENTS at Mount Cotton State School will get active with a new oval and amenities block after a $12 million investment for new school facilities in the Redlands was promised under a re-elected Palaszczuk government.
Seven local state schools from Capalaba to Redland Bay will be boosted from this funding, supporting local jobs during the economic recovery from COVID-19.
The funding is included in a $1 billion Great Schools, Great Future education policy to modernise schools and support more than 3100 local construction jobs across Queensland.
Mount Cotton State School P&C president Jess Zutt welcomed the upgrades that they had been campaigning for.
"As a school community we've been working closely with Springwood MP Mick de Brenni to design the Mount Cotton State School master plan," she said.
"Works are already underway on new prep and admin buildings and the commitment of an oval and amenities block will mean our kids will be able to get active, and meets the needs of our community for years to come."
Mr de Brenni said a re-elected Labor government would continue to deliver on the next stages of the Mount Cotton State School master plan by investing more than a further $1.5 million for local families.
"The school community will welcome this funding that delivers a full-size oval that enables more school sport and unlocks the potential for junior athletes to emerge," he said.
"Development and now implementation of the master plan has been a team effort and this initiative means there will be more than adequate play space, even after later stages of the plan are delivered.
"This development will be supported with refurbishments to the amenities block because local kids deserve the best," he said.
Capalaba MP Don Brown said he was pleased to see more new funding going towards schools in the area.
"I am so excited to see Capalaba State College getting its long-awaited hall.
"This project has been a passion of mine for many years now and I've worked to get the funding for the school - I'm absolutely stoked that the hall will now be a reality," he said.
Redlands MP Kim Richards said the area was growing fast and planning money had been set aside for a new primary school to cater for the Shoreline development.
"I'm happy that both Russell and Macleay Island State Schools will receive upgrades to their prep playgrounds and I've also been advocating for a new security fence at Victoria Point State High," she said.
Oodgeroo Labor candidate Irene Henley said the two projects in her patch would be warmly welcomed by the local school communities.
"It's great to see Dunwich State School getting $1 million to replace its amenities block and Cleveland District State High will receive a new security fence," she said.
School infrastructure projects:
- Capalaba State College - new multipurpose hall $8,000,000
- Cleveland District State High School - school security fence $700,000
- Dunwich State School - replace existing amenities block $1,000,000
- Russell Island SS - Upgrade Prep Playground $120,000
- Macleay Island SS - Upgrade Prep Playground $120,000
- Victoria Point State High School - school security fence $800,000
- Mt Cotton SS - oval leveling project $1,000,000
- Mt Cotton SS - amenities block refurb $500,000
- Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre - connect to town sewer - Coochie campus $200,000
- Planning for a new primary school in Redland Bay Share of statewide $20million