One Mile State School prep students from Gympie Queensland won $5000 from ORIGIN energy for sharing their story on how they helped their school and community learn how to use energy more safely.
On 3 February 2009, as part of its Nation Building: Economic Stimulus Plan, the Australian Government announced its $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution (BER) program for Australian schools.
The program's two key objectives are to:
The BER program has three elements:
In 2009-10, DET delivered projects under all three elements of the BER program.
In 2009, the Queensland Government engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers to carry out an independent and objective review of systems and processes put in place by DET to plan, coordinate and deliver the BER program in Queensland (see External Scrutiny for further details).