Schools stand to gain $10m
SMITHFIELD State High School and Trinity Beach State School will be granted $10 million between them for an upgrade if the Palaszczuk government is re-elected.
The schools, which make up the Tropical North Learning Academy, is expected to spend the money on halls, a STEM lab and upgrading play- grounds. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said these were just some of the 17 schools slated for a renewal program for schools more than 30 years old.
“We’ve listened to Queenslanders and identified the schools in the state that most need a revamp and Smithfield, Trinity Beach and Cairns State High School are part of them,” Mr Pitt said.
Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the Trop- ical North Learning Academy, Smithfield State High School and Trinity Beach State School communities would have a say in the schools’ upgrades.
“We want school communities to have a say in the renewal for their school and determine the new buildings they need to deliver a quality education,” he said.
The Palaszczuk government is planning to spend $235 million across Queensland.
BIG BOOST: Labor candidate for Cairns Michael Healy, Smithfield State High School principal Barry Courtney, Treasurer Curtis Pitt and the Member for Barron River Craig Crawford – Smithfield and Trinity Beach State School are in line for $10m funding between them.