Brittany Lauga with Yeppoon State High School principal Matt Newell, manual arts teacher Scott Witts, and students.
Brittany Lauga with Yeppoon State High School principal Matt Newell, manual arts teacher Scott Witts, and students.

CQ schools to benefit from $6m construction works

Nearly $6 million of construction is set to begin at Central Queensland schools, supporting 15 jobs.

Contracts awarded by the State Government in March and April include:

– a $1.1 million science block at Yeppoon State High School

– almost $1.13 million at Emu Park State School for a new amenities block and a lift to classrooms.

– $1.1 million to replace two amenities blocks and transpiration pits Keppel Sands State School

– a $935,000 project at Yeppoon State School to convert classrooms for a science, technology and maths and an early childhood development program

– a $1.37 million new building with two learning spaces at Emerald State High School

– a $324,500 build at Crescent Lagoon State School will deliver equitable access to amenities and Block B learning centre

– a $550,000 project will replace existing amenities at Longreach State School

Assistant Education Minister and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the contracts awarded in March and April were part of a multimillion-dollar plan for Central Queensland.

“The CQ Regional Action Plan includes $52.4 million to maintain, improve and upgrade schools – including significant projects in my own electorate of Keppel,” she said.

The work is expected to begin within the next few months.



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