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Investing in our state schools

​​​The Queensland Government is investing $9 billion into education, according to the 2016-17 State Budget.

Capital works

The 2016-2017 State Budget has delivered $667 million for school infrastructure including $475 million for capital works and $186.1 million for maintenance.

The $475 million capital works investment includes $79 million to start construction of new state primary schools in Caloundra South, Coomera, Yarrabilba in Logan and Burdell in north-west Townsville.

This investment also includes $24.1 million to complete the new Cairns State Special School.


The 2016-17 State Budget also represents an investment of $186.1 million for state school maintenance.

Infrastructure investment funding includes $73 million for the School Infrastructure Enhancement Program to deliver modern and functional learning environments through maintenance and renewal initiatives.

A further $43 million will be invested supporting universal access to kindergarten for Queensland children.

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Last updated
20 November 2018