The State Government has promised to invest $450,000 to upgrade two State Schools on the Gold Coast, if re-elected this month.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Labrador State School will receive $150,000 for new shade covers, plus two new industrial-size fans for the school’s hall.
While $300,000 has been set aside for Arundel State School to upgrade their amenities.
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Labor Candidate for Bonney Ash Borg said the funding will help both the schools and Gold Coast tradies, who will secure work on the projects.
“This $450,000 commitment is very welcome news for the students and staff at both Arundel and Labrador, and also for local tradies who can tender for these projects,” Mr Borg said.
“These fantastic local schools are home to almost 2,000 primary school students so it’s great to be able to deliver some key projects for these school communities.”
Meanwhile, the LNP Government has pledged more than $5 million to build a brand new multi-purpose hall at Labrador State School if they win.
Local MP Sam O’Connor said the school and local community was in desperate need of a quality meeting and sporting space.
“It basically hasn’t been touched since it was built nearly 40 years ago in the 1980s,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Parts of it are run down and without fans to keep the kids cool it’s really bad in summer.”