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    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    New $5 million hall for state’s largest primary school

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    New $5 million hall for state’s largest primary school

    The Palaszczuk Government is supporting Queensland’s largest state primary school to cater for future growth, with a new $5 million hall officially opened in Northlakes today.

    Education Minister Grace Grace said the Bounty Boulevard State School community was already benefitting from the new modern facility, as well as 40 new car parking spaces.

    “I know this wonderful new hall has been a welcome addition for the school,” Ms Grace said.

    “Bounty Boulevard State School has grown in step with the surrounding local community, opening with 130 students in 2009 and growing to an enrolment today of more than 1400.

    “Our Government is pleased to deliver this new facility to support the school community for many years to come.”

    Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said the new hall incorporated a multipurpose sports court, stage area, storage rooms, amenities and change rooms.

    “This new hall also includes kitchen facilities, a multipurpose area and an outside school hours care activity area and office, along with 46 car parking spaces,” Mr Whiting said.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to delivering a world-class education to Queensland students and it’s great to see North Lakes benefitting from this commitment.”

    Ms Grace said the new hall at Bounty Boulevard State School had been delivered under the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Queensland Schools (AQS) program.

    “Overall, AQS is supporting the investment of $200 million into state school projects, which includes more than $116 million to build new school halls and refurbish existing halls at 30 state schools across Queensland,” she said.

    Bounty Boulevard State School principal Paul McSwiney said the hall had been in use since February this year.

    “This is a fabulous addition both for our school and for the local community,” Mr McSwiney said.

    “The hall is used for wet weather play and PE lessons, and enhances music, drama and sport in the school.

    “Already the community is on board, with basketball being played here two nights a week and the hall acting as a venue for church services on Sundays.

    “Everyone at the school is very excited to have this latest addition officially opened.

    “It’s going to be a great asset for students and the community for years to come.”

    The new school hall was constructed between May and December 2017, with Minister Grace officially opening the facility today.

     

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