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3rd October 2023

• New learning centre to be built at Yandina State School
• The two-storey building will include six learning areas and a new administration area
• This $19.6 million building investment includes other significant upgrades that cater for school growth

Member for Nicklin, Rob Skelton MP today visited Yandina State School as the construction of a brand new two-storey learning centre has commenced.

The $19.6 million (including GST) project will include a two-storey learning centre featuring six learning areas, administration facilities, office spaces, visiting specialist rooms, a staffroom, meeting and conference rooms, an outdoor learning area, an undercroft, amenities and a lift.

The school’s tennis court and maintenance shed will also be replaced as part of the project, along with the construction of a new car park with additional spaces.

Yandina State School will also benefit from a series of technical upgrades such as a new fire booster cabinet and pump with dedicated fire hydrant service, a new pad mount transformer, ICT upgrades and an improved security system.

With construction officially started, the new learning centre is forecast for completion during Term 2, 2024.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Education Grace Grace:

“The State Government is committed to investing in Queensland schools to provide new and enhanced learning facilities and ensure students receive a world-class education.

“I’m pleased the State Government is investing in Yandina State School to deliver a new two-storey learning centre, and a new car parking area.

“This lovely old school has grown quickly so we’re delivering a new learning centre with six classrooms, an outdoor learning area, administration and staffroom, as well as an undercroft to allow for future growth.

“This investment is another example of our strong focus on creating good jobs and better services to enhance our great Queensland lifestyle.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Nicklin, Rob Skelton MP;

“I’m delighted our local schools are getting the investment they need to keep up with the growing pace of our communities.”

“This is yet another example of the Palaszczuk government getting things done for the people of the Sunshine Coast.

Quotes attributable to Yandina State School Principal Michael Cookman:

“Yandina State School welcomes the Government’s investment.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing these new facilities take shape, particularly the new learning centre which is much needed for our growing community.”

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