After years of continuous support and advocacy on behalf of school communities, Dr Christian Rowan MP, the State Member for Moggill, has secured over $26 million dollars in this year’s Queensland State Budget, as a part of an overall $55 million dollar infrastructure spend.
Following a detailed analysis of this year’s State Budget papers, Dr Rowan said he was delighted to continue delivering for local schools, including Kenmore State High School, which has been allocated over $18.8 million over the forward estimates for a new School Hall.
“This is a terrific result for our local Kenmore State High School, and I want to thank the school community, including Principal Paul Robertson, and P&C President Kerry Schreiber, who have supported my ongoing advocacy for this vital school infrastructure.”
“In addition to a new School Hall, I am pleased that this year there will be also be an allocation of over $6.5 million for new additional specialist classrooms at Kenmore State High.
“For our local state primary schools, I’m delighted to let local families know that I have also secured for 2023-2024: $2.2 million for additional specialist classrooms, plus $141,000 for an upgraded and extended outdoor learning area at Moggill State School; $900,000 for Pullenvale State School’s administration space; $285,000 for Kenmore State School’s outdoor learning area, as well as $14.8 million to be spent this year, as a part of the $25.5 million secured last year for Kenmore South State School’s new additional classrooms.
“In addition to these capital works, I’m pleased that $882,000 has been allocated across all 10 state schools across the electorate of Moggill, for individual school maintenance works.
Dr Rowan said that whilst this was a terrific outcome for local families, more must be delivered by the Queensland State Government.
“This Queensland State Budget is a significant missed opportunity by the Palaszczuk State Labor Government to also deliver a fully integrated road and public transport plan and also fund a new High School, to service families in the electorate of Moggill.
“The funding secured in this year’s State Budget for our schools, whilst welcome, is still not enough. I again reaffirm my commitment to all residents and families of the electorate of Moggill, that I will continue to work consistently and collaboratively, with all our school communities, community organisations, local residents, and other local elected representatives, to ensure that the electorate of Moggill gets the vital infrastructure and government services that they deserve.