New Kin­garoy High Hall work starts in Novem­ber

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MORE de­tails have emerged on the new $4.5 mil­lion hall for Kin­garoy State High School, with land des­ig­nated for the project ear­lier this month.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Kate Jones said con­struc­tion of the new hall was planned to start in Novem­ber this year and fin­ish in May 2018.

The 1350-square-me­tre build­ing will in­clude a full size net­ball court and per­form­ing arts fa­cil­i­ties.

“It will sup­port 20 jobs and cre­ate im­por­tant train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for ap­pren­tices – this de­vel­op­ment is a big win for Kin­garoy and Kin­garoy State High School,” she said.

“Hav­ing a new hall will al­low Kin­garoy State High School to host events on­site which will be so much more con­ve­nient for stu­dents and staff.

“Large halls like this one give schools much more scope to con­duct a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties and give them a cov­ered area for as­sem­blies.”

Ms Jones said con­struc­tion of Kin­garoy State High School’s hall was part of a sig­nif­i­cant schools im­prove­ment pro­gram funded by the State Gov­ern­ment.

“The State Gov­ern­ment will in­vest $4.5 mil­lion to build this large hall as part of the $200 mil­lion Ad­vanc­ing Queens­land Schools (AQS) pro­gram an­nounced in March this year,” she said.

“The Ad­vanc­ing Queens­land Schools pro­gram af­fords $116.7 mil­lion to build new halls and up­grade ex­ist­ing halls at 30 state schools.

“Kin­garoy is a town with a strong lo­cal com­mu­nity – this com­mu­nity will also be able to use the hall on oc­ca­sion.”

GREAT NEWS: Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Kate Jones says work on Kin­garoy State High School’s hall will start at the end of the year. PHOTO: KEVIN FARMER

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