The state government has "kick-started" an array of education infrastructure projects across Tasmania as part of its COVID-19 infrastructure blitz, with maintenance projects having been approved across more than 100 school sites.
In response to the economic carnage resulting from the pandemic, the government announced a $3.1 billion infrastructure program to help prop up local businesses, improving Tasmanians' quality of life in the process.
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"A total of $2.8 million worth of projects have already been completed across 74 sites, supporting jobs for Tasmanians and delivering upgraded spaces and facilities for current and future generations of learners and their families," he said.
"An additional $6.5 million was recently announced, with the Department of Education working with schools to identify more projects.
"The maintenance program is priority-based and includes fire services, roofing, electrical safety, switchboard upgrades, lighting upgrades, painting, flooring, asbestos removal, lift maintenance and resurfacing services."
Among the many schools that have had works approved are Brooks High School, Deloraine Primary, East Launceston Primary, Kings Meadows High School, Punchbowl Primary, South George Town Primary and Scottsdale High School.
"This $16.5 million investment will ensure that our schools get the maintenance upgrades they need, and importantly we are also supporting local jobs and stimulating the economy," Mr Rockliff said.
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