Redlands MP Kim Richards promises funding for three Redlands schools days before voters go to the polls for state election

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Redland MP Kim Richards at the Victoria Point State High School science lab with principal Scot Steinhardt and some of the students.
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Redland MP Kim Richards at the Victoria Point State High School science lab with principal Scot Steinhardt and some of the students.

THREE schools will share a further $1.6 million in funding as part of a $3.8 million education infrastructure bonanza for the Redlands under a re-elected Palaszczuk government.

Both Labor and LNP have been campaigning hard for better infrastructure for Redlands schools in the lead up to Saturday's election.

Redlands MP Kim Richards promised Redland Bay State School, Victoria Point State School and Victoria Point State High funding upgrades at the facilities.

"I've secured $500,000 to upgrade the science block at Victoria Point State High School and $100,000 for shade sails at Redland Bay State School.

"I'm pleased to announce that Redland Bay and Victoria Point State Schools will each receive $500,000 towards increasing capacity for their outside school hours care facilities," she said.

"I know how important it is for working parents to know that care is available when they need it - both before and after school and during the holidays," she said.

She said both schools will be able to use the $500,000 to explore their options in terms of increasing capacity for their OSHC facilities which could include extending or refurbishing existing spaces to potentially purchasing prefabricated buildings.

Ms Richards said that this reaffirmed the Palaszczuk Government's commitment to delivering education infrastructure for the Redlands, both on the Mainland and the islands.

"On the mainland, we will deliver planning for a new state school at Redland Bay to service the Shoreline development, up to $800,000 to deliver security fencing for Victoria Point State High School, and up to $500,000 to refurbish the administration block at Thornlands State School," she said.

Redlands LNP candidate Henry Pike has been campaigning for a new high school in Redland Bay as he believed the two schools in the area were rapidly approaching capacity.

In August Ms Richards said the government monitored school enrolment growth across the state, including the Redlands.

She said a new primary school to support the new Shoreline development may be required by 2024.

According to Ms Richards island schools would also receive almost $1 million in new infrastructure projects.

"Russel and Macleay Island State Schools will receive a share of $240,000 for playground upgrades, Macleay Island State School will also benefit from $500,000 to swap its library and administration blocks, and Coochiemudlo island will receive up to $200,000 to connect the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre to the town sewer.

"This Redlands infrastructure bonanza which not only benefit local kids, but also local tradies, who through this investment, will be supported to keep their jobs," she said.