The Premier has added to her list of promises for Gold Coasters, saying Labor will build a new school in Coomera if elected.
Today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk promised she’ll build new schools across the state and boost funding from $500 million to $808 million.
Labor candidate for Coomera Christopher Johnson said the new school on the Gold Coast would open in 2020.
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“We will invest $60 million to build this new school that will cater for up to 1500 students,” he said.
“It will include state-of-the-art facilities like Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths innovation hubs, a multi-purpose hall and coding and robotics laboratories.”
I believe that every young Qlder deserves a quality education, no matter where they live.
That’s why I’m excited today to announce my commitment to Building Better Schools.
$500 million for a Building Future Schools Fund & $235 million to refurbish 17 high schools across QLD. pic.twitter.com/rNS2NFzmVj
— AnnastaciaPalaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) November 10, 2017
The Government has also committed to delivering $235 million to refurbish school buildings across the state.
However, the Shadow Education Minister Tracy Davis said this announcement is unfunded and not in the current budget.
“Labor has made an art form of promising schools at election time,” she said.
“Today’s announcement is another unfunded half a billion dollar promise with no detail and no plan.”