Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff
State Budget 2019-20 Builds A Brighter Future For Our Students
Victor P Taffa
Hodgman Government is committed to investment in education infrastructure across Tasmania.
2019-20 State Budget is about maintaining the momentum and investing for growth, underpinned by record investment in education, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.
Education is a critical component of our plan to grow the economy, create jobs, invest in essential services and protect the Tasmanian way of life.
2019-20 Budget commits $184.2 Million across the forward estimates to education infrastructure.
It funds our commitments of:
- $30 Million for a new Brighton High School,
- $20 Million for a new Legana Primary,
- $20 Million towards a new K-12 school in Penguin.
It also funds a comprehensive program of school rebuilds along with 2 major school farm redevelopments at Brighton and Sheffield.
2019-20 Budget also delivers a $15.5 Million investment for 6 new Child and Family Learning Centres, to be located in:
- East Tamar,
- Waratah Wynyard,
- West Ulverstone.
“These Centres will provide a one-stop shop for services to families with young children.” Minister Rockliff said.
Hodgman Government’s targeted investment in education, from birth through to year 12 and beyond, will ensure Tasmania has a job-ready generation of young people with the skills to participate in a modern economy.