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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    $400,000 Roma State College maintenance good for learners and earners

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    $400,000 Roma State College maintenance good for learners and earners

    More than $400,000 committed to maintenance projects at Roma State College will improve learning environment for students and teachers as well as boost employment for local tradespeople, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.


    The Premier visited the College during her visit to the State’s south-west today and inspected the work funded under the 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.”

    “While we have allocated $405,000 for the projects across the middle and senior campuses, I am advised the projects could be delivered under budget.”

    The Premier said the focus of the maintenance was to improve computer labs at both campuses and general learning areas in the middle campus.

    “The projects created extra work opportunities for up to 40 tradespeople. All work should be completed by the end of April, but substantial work has been done over Christmas,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Importantly, 90% of the work was sourced from local contractors.”

    Other schools in the south-west to receive maintenance funding include:


    • $150,000 for St George State High School to refurbish learning areas;
    • $50,000 for Tara Shire State College to refurbish manual arts and Block D; and
    • $11,620 for Miles State High School to refurbish home economics areas.

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

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