Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

8 April 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

More capital investment in Tasmanian schools

There is no stronger supporter of education and providing capital investment in Tasmanian schools than the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Today two significant building tenders have been advertised that will see our current and future students enjoy high-quality education facilities that meet the needs of modern learners.

Tasmania will benefit from construction projects advertised for tender providing capital investment upgrades to students’ learning environments, all the while driving economic growth and creating jobs.

The construction tenders advertised today are:

  • Woodbridge School: Raising of the Marine Discovery Centre and associated works including a new aquarium.
  • Southern Support School: Redevelopment to create a new outdoor learning environment for the senior campus.

Across the forward estimates, the 2016-17 Budget provides the biggest state investment in Government School infrastructure in 20 years – building our education future by upgrading students’ learning environments while growing the Tasmanian economy.

In total $110 million will be invested over four years to upgrade facilities at schools around the state.

These projects are part of that commitment to ensure students have access to contemporary and flexible facilities where they have the greatest opportunity to explore their passions and discover a path to their future career.

It is also part of a strategic investment in our state’s infrastructure that will drive economic growth and create jobs from planning to construction.

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