Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has secured $6 million to build new and upgraded halls at two local schools.

Mr Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government would invest $4.5 million to build a new indoor sports hall at Gordonvale State High School and $1.5 million to refurbish the Bentley Park College hall.

“This is part of our $200 million Advancing Queensland Schools funding package,” he said.

“The Gordonvale High community have been calling for a new school hall for many years.

“They need a fit-for-purpose venue to host assemblies, events and indoor sports.

“I know how important this facility is and I am proud to have delivered for our community.

“I want to congratulate the school leadership, the P&C and broader school community for their efforts to secure this funding.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the difference this investment makes to education at these great local schools.”

Mr Pitt said he had also secured $1 million for new special education facilities at Gordonvale State School.

He said all projects were expected to go to tender next month.

“Our government is determined to give every student in every school the best possible education,” he said.

“That means delivering the teachers, curriculum and school facilities we need to give students the best chance at success.

“This project will also create vital jobs for local tradies and more opportunities for apprentices and trainees.”