Question on Notice No. 1165

MR M HART ASKED MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS AND MINISTER FOR RACING (HON G GRACE)
QUESTION:
With reference to Labor’s election commitment of $500,000 for Burleigh State School—
Will the Minister advise (a) the process undertaken to identify the additional requirements for
Burleigh State School, (b) if the Minister spoke to the school principal or a representative of
the school before announcing this commitment, (c) if a representative from the Department of
Education spoke to the school principal or a representative before the government made this
commitment and (d) with reference to parts (b) & (c), give the date such conversations
occurred?
ANSWER:
There is no Burleigh State School, therefore it is assumed that the question is in relation to
Burleigh Heads State School. As part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $45 million Shovel
Ready Stimulus Package of infrastructure works in schools announced in October 2020,
$500,000 was allocated for general upgrades at the Burleigh Heads State School.
The School Strategic Infrastructure Plan (SSIP) identifies each school’s significant
infrastructure needs over a four year rolling period. It provides an opportunity for the school to
describe the space and built environment that will help it to achieve its educational goals of
the future.
All eligible schools have developed an SSIP and they are reviewed annually by the school in
conjunction with the Department of Education’s Regional Infrastructure Advisor.
The SSIP is the department’s primary method for identifying and prioritising important facility
needs for each Queensland state school.
SSIP proposals are submitted for consideration and assessed through a prioritisation process
to ensure the highest needs across the State are met. This process is used to develop the
department’s short, medium and long-term investment outlooks, subject to the department’s
allocated budget.
The Asset Lifecycle Condition Assessment (ALCA) for Burleigh Heads State School indicates
external painting and upgrades to guttering are due, amongst other items. The $500,000 will
be used to fund general upgrades including upgrades to the exterior of the school buildings
etc to address these ALCA needs.
Departmental representatives liaise regularly with school principals and other staff about the
school’s infrastructure needs particularly when developing and updating the school’s SSIP.

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