Local tradies will be busy with $2.7 million worth of new contracts over just two months on North West schools, supporting eight jobs.
Education Minister Grace Grace said the contracts awarded in March and April were part of the Palaszczuk Government's multi-million-dollar Budget action plan for the North West.
"The Outback Queensland Regional Action Plan, including the North West, includes $29.9 million to maintain, improve and upgrade schools.
"This includes our election commitment to half-a-million dollars for new metalwork and welding training at Cloncurry State School so young locals can gain skills for jobs in the local resources sector.
"Schools infrastructure is a central element of the Palaszczuk Government's economic plan for recovery.
"These new projects are just a fraction of the projects underway as part of our $1.9 billion education statewide infrastructure spend in the current budget, supporting 4800 jobs."
New North-West contracts awarded in March and April include:
$770,000 for a new security fence at Spinifex State College Senior Campus
$627,000 to convert a kitchen into a science, technology, engineering and mathematics and computing room at Mornington Island State School
almost half-a-million dollars to upgrade amenities at Mount Isa Special School, including building an accessible shower
$475,200 refurbishment of existing classrooms to provide a student quiet room, upgraded kitchen, a new computer room and equitable access to amenities.
$220,000 for concrete paths and rat wall repairs at Hughenden State School
$165,000 for a new roof at Spinifex State College Junior Campus.
Ms Grace said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to creating jobs as part of Queensland's COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
"These projects are building on our record investment in building new schools, expanding existing schools in high growth areas and supporting local economies," she said.
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