Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt MP today announced more than $8,000 in funding for new roof sheeting and repairs to concrete pathways at Innisfail State School.
Mr Pitt said the funding would allow for the installation of roof sheeting to the Prep Year’s Play Fort area and the upgrade of concrete paths that were subject to flooding at the school.
“This funding is great news for students, parents and teachers of Innisfail State School,” Mr Pitt said.
“I know from talking to teachers and parents that this work is important to the school community and I am delighted my representations to Public Works Minister Robert Schwarten have resulted in this funding becoming available.”
Mr Pitt said the funding for the project was provided through the Department of Public Works’ Special Building Needs program.
“The Special Building Needs program was developed alongside existing maintenance programs to undertake special projects that arise in the course of the year or that are unable to be completed by the school because of the cost,” Mr Pitt said.
“This funding demonstrates the Bligh Government’s commitment to maintaining public infrastructure for the benefit of the community and ensures we are on the path to achieving our Toward Q2 targets of a stronger, smarter, fairer Queensland.”
Mr Pitt said the work would be programmed for completion as soon as possible, with every effort being made to minimise disruption to classes.
QBuild – the State Government’s construction and maintenance division – will manage the project.