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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    New $5.7M Wilsonton State High School hall takes shape

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    New $5.7M Wilsonton State High School hall takes shape

    Construction of Wilsonton State High School’s new $5.7 million multipurpose hall in Toowoomba is due to be completed by the end of the year.

    In Toowoomba for State Cabinet today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Kate Jones inspected progress on the construction of the hall, which is being delivered under the $200 million Advancing Queensland Schools program.

    “This has been a momentous year for the School. Previously, the school has been a campus of Toowoomba State High School. It’s now Wilsonton State High School in its own right,” she said.

    “The school community has been calling for this hall for many years and I am delighted to see construction underway,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “‘With this hall, Wilsonton State High School will be able to hold whole school assemblies and sporting and cultural events in their own purpose-built facility.”

    “The hall will be more than 2000 square metres and include a multipurpose court, a stage, amenities, a kitchen, change rooms, equipment storage, audio-visual storage, and staff room.”

    Construction of the hall started last term (Term 3) and it will support 25 jobs during construction.

    Ms Jones said the Government had fast tracked construction of this hall through our Advancing Queensland Schools program to ensure it would be in time for the start of school next year.

    “The project will also create training opportunities for local apprentices ensuring we are building the skills of Queenslanders,” she said.

    “We are also investing in the future of our schools and delivering the facilities our students and teachers need to make the most of their education.

    “We are building new and upgraded halls at more than 30 state schools.”

    Wilsonton State High School Principal Marcus Jones said that the new multi-purpose hall would allow the school to offer a broader range of activities in a modern, purpose-built facility.

    “The students are excited to see the progress on the new hall and can’t wait to use the facility next year,” Mr Jones said.


    Media contact: Kirby Anderson (Premier’s office) 0417 263 791


    Photos from today's site visit can be viewed here.