Ipswich independent schools receive funding boost

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03 June 2020

Member for Ipswich, Jennifer Howard, today announced almost $40,000 in non-state school capital assistance funding for two local schools.   

Ms Howard said that the latest funding round for the two non-state school sector authorities was part of the capital grants program for eligible non-state schools – valued at $100 million for the 2019-20 financial year.

“Its great that our local independent schools are receiving this funding boost.

“The funds provided through these grants help to significantly ease the external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects.

“Schools typically use the funds for a wide range of important works such as new buildings including specialist classrooms, libraries, canteens and sports courts,” she said.

“Funds can also be used for refurbishing or converting existing facilities, improvements to schools ground including pick-up and set-down areas, covered walkways and landscaping,” she said.

Ms Howard said that funding for the two Ipswich schools would be used as follows:

Ipswich Grammar School - $16,166

  • Infrastructure charges in relation to the secondary science facility

Bethany Lutheran Primary School (Raceview) - $23,403

  • Infrastructure charges (water and sewerage network for the music/performing arts facility) and
  • Design and construction of required water connection for an upgrade to external fire services

Ms Howard said that the capital grants program helped to ensure all Queensland students have access to a quality education with the best possible school facilities.

“Capital grant funds are made available on the recommendations of the two non-state schooling sector Capital Assistance Authorities – the Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority and the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority.

“The Palaszczuk Government remains committed to ongoing support for non-state schools and I’m pleased that these local schools have received funding in the March funding round,” Ms Howard said.