Release type: Joint Media Release


Extra infrastructure funding for Queensland public schools


The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Education
Senator the Hon Anthony Chisholm
Assistant Minister for Education
Assistant Minister for Regional Development
The Hon Dianne Farmer MP
Queensland Minister for Education

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver around $40 million in vital infrastructure projects for Queensland public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 16 public schools across Queensland will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include upgrading classrooms, installing new playground equipment and replacing demountables.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a low-socio economic background, First Nations Students, and students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February. 

School applications were reviewed by their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“I want all students to get access to a quality education, including access to quality facilities to learn in and play on.

“From upgrading science and tech rooms to new playgrounds and replacing demountables, this funding will deliver upgrades to public schools that need it the most. 

“This is another important step in building a better and fairer education system.” 

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Education Senator Anthony Chisholm:

“Our schools deserve great infrastructure and the latest equipment to help students achieve their best – no matter where they live, or what their background may be.

“To continue to be a smart and innovative nation, we need to ensure that all Australians have the same opportunities and access to a supportive learning environment.

“This is a great outcome for Queensland schools and I’m thrilled that we can deliver this funding to complete important school infrastructure projects, especially in the state’s regional and rural areas.”

Quotes attributable to the QLD Minister for Education Dianne Farmer:

“All students across Queensland deserve to have the best possible start in life so that they can meet their potential.

“Upgraded and improved workplaces for teachers and school staff help them to deliver the best education possible. 

“It’s great to see the Federal Government contributing to improved infrastructure in our state schools.”


School Name


Eidsvold State School


Emerald North State School


Woorabinda State School 


Harlaxton State School 


Depot Hill State School 

Depot Hill

Cranbrook State School 


Garbutt State School 


Cloncurry State School P-12


Mornington Island State School 

Wellesley Islands

Normanton State School


Mossman State High School


Tagai State College

Thursday Island

Ayr State School 


Linville State School 


Riverview State School 


Kentville State School