A Priority for Corrine McMillan

A Brighter Future for Students through our Great Schools

We are lucky to have some of the best schools in the state here in the Mansfield Electorate and I want to ensure that our schools continue to provide a great education and top-class facilities for our local students.

Since being elected I have made it a priority to get to know our local parents and students, as well as teachers, principals, wider school staff and volunteers, and our fantastic PCYCs.

Investing in our Great Schools

As a former school principal and educator for more than 22 years, I know the importance of investing in teachers and school infrastructure for my community.

Since being elected as the Member for Mansfield in November 2017, I have proudly delivered more than $180 million in funding to our local schools.

We are so lucky to have some of the best-performing state schools in Queensland right here in the Mansfield Electorate.

People from across the state move to the Mansfield Electorate to attend our world-class schools.

I am so proud of our Mansfield Electorate schools and I commend the principals, teachers, teacher aides, staff, and the entire school communities for their consistent dedication to making our schools great schools.

Here’s a list of school infrastructure projects I have delivered since being elected:

Mansfield State High School

  • $11.568 million of $17.615 million to build additional classrooms and learning spaces to replace demountables;
  • New Multipurpose Hall – $5,549,297 (2019);
  • New Building – $8,927,512 (2020);
  • New Building  $6,812,301 (2021);
  • Refurbishment to 5 buildings, Admin, Hall and Resource Centre – $9,550,000 (2021);
  • New Learning Centre – $16,650,979 (currently being built).

Rochedale State High School

  • $6.031 million of $12 million to build the new hall as part of my 2020 State Election Commitment;
  • $1.05 million to refurbish 7 learning spaces in Block M and C-Home Economics;
  • $1.607 million to upgrade science labs;
  • $4.912 million of $11 million to build additional classrooms and learning spaces;
  • New Building – $5,003,326 (2019);
  • New Indoor Sports Facility – (not yet commenced) $11,695,000.

Mansfield State School

  • Hall Extension – $1,449,859 (2020);
  • New Building – $8,411,023 (2022).

Wishart State School

  • $4.9 million of $6.4 million for Wishart State School to build additional classrooms in an existing building;
  • New building – $6,779,950;
  • New Learning Spaces – $1,462,501;
  • New Learning Centre – $3,806,511.

Upper Mount Gravatt State School

  •  $50,000 of $540,000 for Upper Mount Gravatt State School to complete the multipurpose sports facility; 
  • Replacement building and furniture infill – $7,601,851 (2021).

Mackenzie State Special School

  • New Building – $6,473,366 (2022).

Rochedale State School

  • Double Prep building – $911,962 (2019);
  • New learning Centre – $8,932,206 (currently being built).

Air-conditioning in every school

The Miles Government has delivered on its promise to air-condition every classroom in every state school in Queensland. This is an important project that helps keep students and teachers comfortable during the warmer months to support their learning.

We’ve also had the installation of more than 200,000 solar panels in 912 schools across Queensland, including many here in Mansfield! 

This project has provided $26 million in savings on electricity bills – enough renewable energy to power 25,000 homes and over 1,000 jobs. .

It’s a huge achievement that we’ve managed to air-condition every school  – including here in the Mansfield electorate  – and I’m proud to say we’ve delivered it under a Palaszczuk Government.

Find out more about My Plan for Mansfield, including investing in better healthcare, roads and public transport and keeping our community safe and strong.

Make sure you visit my News page for more local updates.

And please take my Community Survey to make sure your voice is heard.