(Photo: Jim Madden MP with the Principal of Rosewood State School, Georgia O’Shea. Supplied.)
Ipswich West MP Jim Madden says a $2 million new learning centre at Ipswich State High School is badly needed.
His comments come after Ipswich High was awarded the funding in the State Budget yesterday to complete the $6.7 million project.
Mr Madden says it will help the school keep up with growing student numbers:
"Fortunately we had the Performing Arts Centre coming on line this year, which will allow an extra 16 rooms.
These classrooms, which we are funding for 12 new classrooms in this project, are badly needed.
And, we do need to keep pace with population growth -- I think those 200 extra students are an indication of the population growth in the catchment of Ipswich High School".
The Budget also set aside $600,000 in funding to refurbish the manual arts area at Rosewood State High School and $550,000 to refurbish an outdoor learning area at Rosewood State School.
A further $620,000 has been allocated for school maintenance and $243,000 for other minor works at local State schools.