Lee Street State Special School in Caboolture has celebrated the official opening of Stage 1.
Morayfield MP Mark Ryan said it was a day for the history books.
“It’s amazing to think that the first 154 foundation students came through the gates of this brand new school seven months ago,” Mr Ryan said.
“Today we celebrate the opening of Stage 1 of Lee Street which was a $24.4 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government, supporting 73 local jobs.
“Stage 1 included an admin building, library, food and hospitality centre, multi-skills centre, green space and open areas.
“The students are loving their new facilities which are nothing short of world-class.
“I’m so proud to be the local member for such a fantastic school which is making a huge difference to the lives of local students in the community.”
Mr Ryan said the school will continue to grow, with Stage 2 on the horizon.
“Tenders have been called for Stage 2 which will add a $19.7 million two-storey 10 classroom learning centre, and a hall that will be shared with Caboolture State High School,” he said.
“Stage 2 will ensure there’s plenty of room for future enrolments to learn and play at Lee Street.
“Another 65 jobs will be supported through this project which is a great boost for our economy.
“Construction of Stage 2 will keep local tradies in a job and contribute to the Palaszczuk Government’s plan to unite and recover from COVID-19.”
Foundation Principal Kim Kelly said students, staff and parents were delighted to have Stage 1 of Lee Street State Special School officially opened, and the start of Stage 2 in sight.
“We will continue to work in partnership with Caboolture Special School and Caboolture State High School to deliver the very best educational opportunities for our students,” Mrs Kelly said.
“Our focus is on delivering tailored education for every student, and catering for the skills development needs of students both during their school years and beyond by fostering connections with local community organisations.”