Gregory’s 57 schools have completely missed out on capital works funding in last week’s budget.
Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar MP has called on Education Minister Kate Jones to rethink Labor’s position and urgently find funding to attend to much needed works at schools across the Electorate.
“Capella State High School is a perfect example. To be able to use the oval, the School must be able to water the surface. They have only just got the bore working after being out of service for 15 years and now it has broken again,” said Mr Millar.
“There are cracks in the ground that would easily twist an ankle or even break a leg or worse,” said Mr Miller.
Mr Miller said he knew most schools had funding requirements for capital projects but it seemed that rural Queensland had been forgotten or ignored.
“If you look at the Capital Works projects for education and training in last week’s budget, you will see that not one cent is being spent in Gregory. We have 57 schools so I find it hard to believe that not one of them requires investment in capital works,” he said.
“This is not a government which is governing for all of Queensland.”