On 27 February 2020, the Queensland Government announced the Cooler Cleaner Schools Program (CCSP) which will provide a total funding package of more than $477 million over 4 years to air condition state schools and expand the existing Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program.
Reaching completion at the end of June 2022, this program will provide air conditioning to Queensland state school classrooms, libraries and staff rooms; delivering more comfortable teaching and learning environments for our students, teachers and school communities.
In total under this program, over 650 state schools will benefit from air conditioning installations, making some 10,000 classrooms cooler and more comfortable.
As part of this package, the CCSP will also provide an additional $71 million over 3 years to expand solar panel installations on state school rooftops to assist in offsetting the additional energy air conditioners will use.
The CCSP will also fund the ongoing maintenance and replacement of existing units in Queensland state schools.