News Date: 10 Oct 2017
A $4.5 million school hall planned for Kingaroy State High School is a step closer after the designation of land for the site was approved this month.
Education Minister Kate Jones said construction of the new hall is 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.
“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 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.
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