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  • Air conditioning installed in all state schools across Ipswich Electorate (2020). 
  • Solar systems and energy-efficient measures installed at all state schools in Ipswich Electorate as part of the $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program.
  • Free TAFE for Year 12 school leavers.
  • Skilling Queenslanders for Work reintroduced providing jobs and training for thousands of Ipswich workers. 
  • Helped establish Link & Launch program at Bremer State High to help find jobs for teenagers find work.
  • $8.3 million to construct 12 new classrooms at Bremer State High School. (2018-19)
  • $8.2 million to construct additional classrooms at Claremont Special School. (2017)
  • $7.4 million to construct additional classrooms at Ipswich West Special School. (2017)
  • $7.2 million capital, safety, and maintenance investment in training infrastructure at Ipswich TAFE.
  • $1 million to upgrade learning spaces at Ipswich Special School. (2020)
  • $500,000 to refurbish the resource centre at Ipswich Special School.
  • $300,000 to refurbish learning area at Raceview State School. (2019)
  • $185,000 to upgrade the junior oval at Bremer State High School. (School contributed $130,000) (2020)
  • $129,000 to upgrade the senior playground at Ipswich Special School. (School contributed $7,800 and Variety – the Children’s Charity and Blue Dog Training contributed $40,000.) (2020)
  • $150,000 for a new outdoor learning area at Raceview State School. (2019)
  • $100,000 to upgrade multi-purpose courts at Bremer State High School (2020).
  • $80,000 to upgrade the multi-purpose courts at Bundamba State School. (2018)
  • $56,000 for a junior playground upgrade at Ipswich West State School (school contributed $23,000). (2018)
  • $55,000 for two new industrial sized ceiling fans installed at Ipswich Central State School’s hall. (2018)