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Estimates: Question on buying land for the Inner West's new school

In Parliamentary estimates hearings on Wednesday 9 December 2020, I asked a question about the funding allocation for the planned inner west school.

You can read the answer below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard).

Mr BERKMAN: I want to quickly acknowledge the $65 million of funding for the new school in the inner west and just note that I am very much looking forward to working with the minister and the department on that. I also welcome the extra detail this morning about the consultation plans for the new year, so thank you, Minister. In relation to that funding, I want to clarify this with the director-general: does the $65 million cover the cost of land acquisition or would that cost be met from the separate land acquisition line item of $146 million on page 47 of Budget Paper No. 3?

Ms GRACE: Yes, good question.

Mr Cook: I thank the member for the question. As is the case for many schools, land acquisition is actually funded through the land acquisition program.

Mr BERKMAN: Wonderful; thank you.

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  • Esther Vale
    published this page in In Parliament 2020-12-17 15:00:33 +1000