Tradies Take Up Tools On New Primary School At Yarrabilba

Linus Power MP – State Member for Logan; Chelsea Roberts – RPE Electrical Apprentice Electrician;
Samantha Loy – Adco Construction Cadet; Hon. Grace Grace MP – Minister for Education,
Minister for Industrial Relations & Minister for Racing; Aaron Jones, Foundation Principal,
Aaron Harper-Giles – Adco Senior Project Manager

Work is officially underway on a new $68.6 million primary school for the rapidly growing Logan suburb of Yarrabilba, creating up to 190 local construction jobs.

Education Minister Grace Grace said that she was delighted construction has commenced on another state-of-the-art school in one of the fastest-growing areas of the state.

“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to be delivering this wonderful new school, which will open for Prep to Year 6 students for 2023,” Minister Grace said.

“Stage one will include an administration building, prep and junior learning spaces, a resource centre, multi-purpose hall, canteen, car parking, amenities and an oval, providing excellent educational facilities to the community.

“Yarrabilba’s newest state school will increase the capacity of the local schooling network and provide enrolment relief to Yarrabilba State School, Logan Village State School and Cedar Creek State School.”

Ms Grace said the school is one of four new schools the Palaszczuk is building this year ready for 2023, with others in Ripley, Augustine Heights and Palmview – a total investment of nearly $330 million.

“Together these four new schools will support 900 local jobs,” Ms Grace said. “Earlier this year we announced that the contract had been awarded to ADCO Constructions to construct Stage One of the second Yarrabilba school, and already we have shovels in the ground getting this school built for the first students next year.”

Ms Grace said the Palaszczuk Government invests in new educational facilities to ensure all students have access to a world-class education.

“That’s why since 2015, we’ve built 21 new schools in the fastest growing areas of our state. This includes the four 4 for 2023, and in total there are 11 new schools due to be built in the next couple of years,” Ms Grace said.

Member for Logan Linus Power said that this new school meant more jobs and better education services, catering for young families as the area continues to grow.

“Yarrabilba is one of the fastest growing areas in Logan, and I am proud that we are making sure we’re building the facilities for our kids to learn in to secure a better future.

“The new primary school is one of three new schools to be built in Yarrabilba since the Palaszczuk Government was elected in 2015. We understand the importance of making strong investments in areas like mine, to support our growing communities and create local jobs.”

Mr Power added that this new school is also the second out of four new schools for Logan from 2021-24, including the brand new Everleigh State School in Greenbank that opened in 2021, and a new primary school and high school for Logan Reserve/Park Ridge to open in 2024.

Foundation Principal for the new primary school in Logan, Mr Aaron Jones, attended state schools in the Logan area as a student and has been a principal since 2013.

“It is exciting to see work get underway on the brand new school for Yarrabilba,” Mr Jones said. “I know that the local community can’t wait for this wonderful new facility to open, and I am really looking forward to working with all the local parents and carers preparing for next year’s opening.”

The Palaszczuk Government is proud of its almost $1.9 billion education infrastructure investment this financial year, supporting 4,100 jobs across the state.

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