October 12, 2017
Construction of Kingaroy State High School’s $4.5 million school hall is expected to begin next month.
Education Minister Kate Jones said the designation of land for the site was recently approved, and the project should be completed in May 2018.
The 1350 sq m building will include a full-size netball court and performing arts facilities.
“This is great news for Kingaroy school students who have had to use the Town Hall for all their big events in the past,” Ms Jones 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.
“Kingaroy is a town with a strong local community – this community will also be able to use the hall on occasion.”
Ms Jones said the $4.5 million investment was part of the $200 million Advancing Queensland Schools (AQS) program announced in March.
“The Advancing Queensland Schools program affords $116.7 million to build new halls and upgrading existing halls at 30 State schools,” she said.
Ms Jones said investment in Kingaroy’s school hall would also benefit the local construction industry.
“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.