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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    $2.6M Central West Queensland maintenance good for learners and earners

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    $2.6M Central West Queensland maintenance good for learners and earners

    LONGREACH: More than $2.6 million to maintenance in school across the State’s central west is improving the learning environment for students and teachers as well as boost employment for tradespeople across the region, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    Visiting Longreach today ahead of the start to the 2016 school year next week, Ms Palaszczuk said Longreach State School and School of Distance Education were included in State-wide School Maintenance Program launched ahead of the Christmas school holidays late last year.

    “Under this program, hundreds of projects with a value of more than $26 million have been funded in State schools right across Queensland,” Ms Palaszczuk said

    “The largest allocation for schools in the region was for $1.13 million for the refurbishment of Block A at Blackall State School.

    “In Longreach, more than $130,000 was allocated to replace flooring at Longreach State School and other improvements.

    “The projects can appear small, but these improvements can make a big difference to students and teachers alike,” Ms Palaszczuk

    Schools in other centres where the maintenance projects have been funded includes Dingo, Anakie, Aramac, Duaringa, Ilfracombe, Jericho, Jundah, Stonehenge, Capella, Clermont and Woorabinda.

    Local tradies could pre-register for work online at www.education.qld.gov.au