Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced $198,891 towards 11 new projects at schools across Far North Queensland to benefit students and the local community.
The projects will be delivered via the Local Schools Community Fund that was announced in this year’s federal budget.
More than 30 schools from across Cairns and Far North Queensland applied for funding under the program.
A local advisory panel was established to assess the projects in line with the program guidelines.
The panel consisted of St Monica’s College principal Edna Galvin, Cairns State High School principal Chris Zilm, Trinity Anglican School principal Paul Sjogren and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch.
Successful projects include:
Tagai State College – Darnley Island Campus: $10,000 towards library upgrades
NPA State College – Injinoo Junior Campus: $11,589 toward its sensory garden and outdoor learning project
St Francis Xavier’s School: $20,000 towards junior playground upgrades
Woree State School: $20,000 towards replacing seniors’ playground
Mossman State High School: $20,000 towards an outdoor learning space
Lakeland State School: $20,000 towards its beating the weather project
Redlynch State College: $20,000 towards its nature playground project
White Rock State School: $20,000 towards its senior playground project
Port Douglas State School: $17,302 towards its senior playground project
Trinity Anglican School – Marlin Coast: $20,000 towards its wallaby fencing project
Holy Spirit College: $20,000 towards purchasing a larger bus
Mr Entsch said the Morrison Government recognises the important role that schools play in our community and that is why we’re funding small projects that will make a big difference at our local schools.
“The school communities in Cairns and Far North Queensland nominated the projects they most wanted and the Coalition Government stepped up with funding,” Mr Entsch said.
“These local school projects will go a long way in helping our students and local school communities across Cairns and Far North Queensland when they are completed next year.”