Media Release: Eleven Townsville schools receive a pre-Christmas boost

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Eleven Townsville schools receive a pre-Christmas boost

Eleven Townsville schools will share in $200,000 worth of funding for security upgrades, new playgrounds and technology.

Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the money would be spent on small projects which will make a big difference.

“We all know the important role that schools play in our community, and how integral they are in setting our children up for success,” Mr Thompson said.

“An overwhelming number of principals and school groups put forward fantastic ideas to improve their schools, and it’s great to be able to provide funding for exactly what they’re after.”

Riverside Adventist Christian School will receive $20,000 to go towards a new fence along its border with the Ross River to ensure the safety of students.

“The Principal at Riverside Adventist told me they’d been having problems with crime and trespassing in the area, but also wanted to keep students safe from the water,” Mr Thompson said.

“This is exactly the kind of project we need to deliver for our community.”

Other projects funded include: 

Aitkenvale State School


Playground Upgrade

Heatley Secondary College


Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) Hub

Hermit Park State School


Front Entrance Refurbishment

Kelso State School


Playground Upgrade

Kirwan State School


Playground Upgrade

Railway Estate State School


Interactive Whiteboards

St Patrick’s College Townsville


Learning Support Technology

Thuringowa State High School


Entrance Upgrade

Townsville Central State School


Office Refurbishment

Townsville Community Learning Centre


Interactive ICT Equipment

The grants have been delivered through the Local Schools Community Fund, and are in addition to the Coalition Government’s record funding of $310-billion for schools.

Work on the projects can start immediately, and must be completed by the end of 2020.


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