2019-20 Budget Commits $184.2 Million To Education Infrastructure

2019-20 Budget Commits $184.2 Million To Education Infrastructure

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,
  • Glenorchy,
  • Kingborough,
  • Sorell,
  • 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.