26 May, 2016
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
By getting Tasmania’s Budget back on track, the Hodgman Liberal Government is now able to reinvest in essential areas like education infrastructure.
The 2016-17 Budget continues our investment in the future of Tasmania’s students with the largest state infrastructure investment in schools across the forward estimates in at least 20 years.
$110 million will be invested over four years to upgrade facilities at Austins Ferry, East Devonport, East Launceston, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Montagu Bay, Queechy, Riverside, Snug, Somerset, Sorell, St Marys, Tasman, Windermere, Glenorchy, Kings Meadows, Latrobe, Montrose Bay, Parklands, Prospect, Smithton, South Hobart, 11/12 extension schools, the Northern Support School and the School of Special Education North-West.
Targeted investment in education is one of the most crucial investments a Government can make and this school infrastructure package upgrades students’ learning environments while also growing the economy and jobs through planning and construction.
We are committed to developing projects that ensure schools across the state have high quality education facilities that support improved learning and greater student engagement.
The $110 million capital investment program over four years includes new infrastructure commitments for:
These 14 new infrastructure commitments add to the 13 existing projects over the forward estimates to form a significant ongoing capital investment package for Tasmania’s public schools and demonstrate our commitment to the economic and social improvement of Tasmania.