With Stage 2 Expansion
Linus Talks Local Projects
The new Yarrabilba State Secondary College is moving into the next exciting phase of construction, supporting more jobs for local tradies.
Logan MP Linus Power said he was excited to announce that work at the school would progress with the next stage of this state-of-the-art school.
“This important construction will support around 100 local jobs,” Mr Power. “It will include senior learning spaces, senior applied technology centre, art and design centre and performing arts, music and multi-media centre. Tenders will be called shortly and the contractor is expected to be announced later this year, with construction to start in 2020 or 2021 and finish during 2022.”
Mr Power said there had never been a more important time to invest in projects that support local jobs.
“We know that COVID-19 has had a big impact on the global economy. So, by continuing the pipeline of work on school infrastructure we are helping to support construction jobs into the future. There has never been a more important time to invest in projects that support local jobs.
Mr Power said Stage Two of YSSC would complement the world-class facilities delivered as part of Stage One.
“We invested $65 million so the doors could open to the first year 7 and 8 students on day one of the 2020 school year,” he said. “Already YSSC has junior classrooms, a science centre, hospitality and technology centres, an administration building, a sports centre, multiple ovals and a grandstand.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said these projects are building on the Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in building new schools and expanding existing schools in high growth areas.
“Getting people back to work is a key part of our plan for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and these projects will support that through local jobs,” she said. “Just yesterday we announced a $220 million building and maintenance bonanza for tradies across Queensland. These stage two projects follow on from that investment and continues our commitment to invest in key industries to Unite and Recover from COVID-19.”
For more information visit: www.qld.gov.au/buildingeducation