25th May, 2017
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government is Building Tasmania’s Future through economic growth and job creation in the 2017-18 Budget, investing $117 million on better school buildings across Tasmanian schools and TasTAFE.
New Government school and TasTAFE infrastructure commitments include:
- Boat Harbour Primary School: $1.8 million for additional learning areas as well as the refurbishment of administration, canteen, library and office spaces and associated facilities.
- Illawarra Primary School: $2.9 million to provide additional learning and support areas, refurbishment of existing classrooms and administration block and upgrade of the library and multi-purpose building.
- Lansdowne Crescent Primary School: $4.7 million to provide additional learning and support areas, refurbishment of existing classrooms and administration block, and upgrade library and multipurpose building.
- Drysdale TasTAFE: $3.2 million over two years to meet demand for the highest quality tourism and hospitality training - includes $2.65 million in capital funding.
- Molesworth Primary School: $1.9 million to replace a demountable building with permanent contemporary learning and breakout spaces, relocation of the kindergarten playground and upgrade of infrastructure.
- Queechy High School: $5 million for new learning areas, with an additional $2 million provided to build on the existing project brought forward as part of our Northern Economic Stimulus Package.
- Southern Support School: $4.3 million to provide additional learning spaces with associated independent learning spaces, additional amenities suitable for people with disability, breakout spaces and staff facilities.
- Spreyton Primary School: $1.7 million for a two year project to provide new kindergarten learning facilities, as well as relocation of the playground.
- Taroona High School: $5 million to provide contemporary learning areas, support spaces and music and drama facilities.
As part of our Year 7-12 Implementation Plan, we are investing $4.5 million for continued construction of new classrooms for Year 11 and 12 extension schools. This is in additional to the $6 million already allocated.
There is no doubt that Tasmania has changed for the better since the election, but there is more work to be done.
The Hodgman Liberal Government will continue to implement our long term Plan for education to ensure every Tasmanian student can look forward to a brighter future.