Construction is officially underway on Morayfield State High School’s $6.6 million multi-purpose hall.
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan turned the first sod on the project, which will support 20 construction jobs.
“This will be a great facility for our growing community,” said Mr Ryan, “providing a space for indoor sport and events like awards nights, as well as everyday school activities.
“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $5.2 billion on school infrastructure since 2015.
“Our record investment of $1.95 billion worth of infrastructure in the 2020-21 Budget will build on this and create almost 4800 jobs.
“Despite the pandemic, local tradies have been working on multiple school building projects across our region throughout 2020, and this very welcome addition for Morayfield SHS will continue the construction work into next year.”
Evans Built has the contract to build the new multi-purpose hall, which has two sports courts, a gymnasium, change rooms, amenities, a performance stage, backstage facilities and an entry foyer with a kiosk.
It is due for completion in mid-2021, in time for the start of Term 3.
Morayfield SHS Principal Leasa Smith said the whole school was looking forward to the completion of the new hall.
“We’re looking forward to seeing our new hall take shape over the coming months,” she said.
“This new state-of-the-art building will provide a wonderful space for a huge variety of school and community activities.
“We have a very strong sporting culture at this school, so the addition of flexible indoor courts that can be used for basketball, netball and volleyball will be a great boost for our school.”