Great Schools Great Future

A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will invest in great schools, boosting school infrastructure spending by more than $1 billion over four years. This will ensure Queensland students continue to learn in world class facilities, while supporting more than 3,100 construction jobs in the process.

The Palaszczuk Labor government has invested a massive $5.2 billion in school infrastructure spending since 2015 to deliver more classrooms, new schools and better facilities, helping our children get a world class education that prepares them to participate in our economy and society.

This announcement builds on that record with a $1 billion boost to education infrastructure investment over the next four years. This includes investment in big ticket items like new school halls, performing arts centres and new classroom blocks. But importantly, it also includes smaller projects that make a difference to school communities – ‘refurbs’ to amenities blocks, playground upgrades, security fencing, and improved facilities to ensure our schools are accessible for all students.

These are all projects that support local jobs as we plan for the future and drive economic recovery following the COVID 19 pandemic. Labor is proud to be supporting thousands of jobs through our education infrastructure projects. And we will continue the planning required to work out where the new schools of tomorrow will be needed.

Only a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will continue to deliver the investment needed to give our children a world class education.

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KEY PLEDGES
We are building great schools to give all our kids a great future, with a $1 billion major school infrastructure package to deliver:
$433 million for new classrooms and facilities
$258 million for multi-purpose halls and performing arts centres
$180 million for Catholic and Independent schools
$110 million for refurbishment and renewal of school infrastructure
$50 million for accelerated minor works in schools,
$20 million for planning for new schools.