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Investing in our state schools

The Queensland Government is investing $9 billion into education, according to the 2015-16 State Budget.


Extra teachers

Every Queensland state school will benefit from a $152 million investment toward an extra 875 teaching positions. These new positions will bring the total number of new teaching positions to up to 2,500 over the next three years, with some positions supporting leadership roles in schools.

More guidance officers

An $8.9 million investment over three years ensures that from 2016, every Queensland state school with more than 500 secondary students will have a full-time guidance officer.


Capital works

Capital works funding of $25 million will provide a new special school in Cairns, and $90 million for new primary school and master planning for a new high school in Townsville. This investment will also fund extra classrooms and improve existing facilities.


A budget allocation of $763.3 million over four years will fund state school maintenance projects. From 2015-16, $180 million is being used to improve school facilities and support school initiatives. Under this funding:

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This page was last reviewed on 21 Apr 2016

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