Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today welcomed the federal government’s recent funding announcement for Queensland schools.

Mr Pitt said that 15 local schools would benefit from up to $2,050,007 funding from Round One of the National School Pride Program.

“The program is the first phase of the Australian Governments’ $14.7 billion Building the Education Revolution,” Mr Pitt said.

“The funding provides for minor infrastructure and refurbishment projects in Queensland schools and will help ensure the best learning environment for our students.

“Local schools will benefit from funding for projects ranging from shade structures to classroom upgrades.

“Importantly, the funding will help create jobs for local tradespeople bringing economic benefits to communities throughout the state.”

Minister for Education and Training Geoff Wilson encouraged Queensland schools to apply for the next round of the National School Pride program.

“Round Two of the National School Pride program will close on 8 May 2009,” Mr Wilson said.

“By working together with the federal government we can continue to meet the needs of Queensland students now and into the future.”

Schools to benefit from funding include:

• Aloomba State School 

• Babinda State School

• Bellenden Ker State School

• Bentley Park College

• Flying Fish Point State School

• Goondi State School

• Gordonvale State High School

• Gordonvale State School

• Hambledon State School

• Innisfail East State School

• Innisfail State High School

• Innisfail State School

• McDonnell Creek State School

• Miriwinni State School

 • Yarrabah State School