Education investment delivers for Bundamba schools

05 August 2022

Upgrade works at schools across the local Bundamba community continue as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s ongoing investment in world-class education in Ipswich.

Works are underway at Goodna Special School to deliver a brand-new multi-storey building with 12 learning spaces and an administration centre, while the hall roof at Redbank Plains State High School is being replaced following the completion of an extensive car park upgrade.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the works would provide students and staff with more modern learning environments and improved infrastructure.

“We’re upgrading existing schools across our local community as we continue to support an evolving curriculum both in and out of the classroom,” Mr McCallum said.

“The new $17 million building at Goodna Special School will include purpose-built classrooms and learning spaces, therapy spaces and a GP space for the new school-based GP.

“It follows the official opening of the new $12.2 million Yakka Dargun learning centre and the upgrade of A Block, and we’ve also supported the school with sustainability grants along with the installation of 108 solar panels.

“We’ve also committed $2.2 million to upgrade the manual arts spaces at Bundamba State Secondary College.

“It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to giving our local kids the very best start in life.

“As part of that we’re investing a further $311.6 million to maintain and upgrade local education facilities in Ipswich, and we’re also delivering new schools at Augustine Heights and Ripley Valley to cater for current and future growth.”