24 November 2023

Minister for Housing

The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

Sod turned on Nerang State High School hall refurbishment

  • Work officially starts on $10 million (including GST) refurbishment of Nerang State High School hall
  • Major multi-purpose facility to improve school’s sport and performing arts facilities
  • Forecast for completion August 2024


The first sod has been turned on a $10 million (including GST) refurbishment of Nerang State High School’s multi-purpose hall.


Minister for Housing and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon represented Education Minister Grace Grace at the ground-breaking ceremony for the project.


The refurbished hall will feature a single sports court, a performance stage/dance studio, a kiosk, staff room with kitchenette, kinesiology teaching room and lab, student and staff amenities and storage.


The project will include demolition of the existing retaining wall and structures on the west wing of the hall, and electrical and stormwater management upgrades.


The hall refurbishment project is forecast for completion in August 2024.


The Queensland Government is investing $2.1 billion in school infrastructure in 2023-24, part of Queensland’s Big Build, the state’s record-breaking, all-sector $89 billion infrastructure investment over the next four years.


Quotes attributable to the Minister for Education Grace Grace:


“Refurbishing the hall at Nerang State High School is another example of the Queensland Government’s ongoing infrastructure program giving our students the very best facilities, while creating good jobs and better services to enhance our great Queensland lifestyle.


“Delivered under the School Halls Program, this revamped facility will be welcomed by the school and community alike.”


Quotes attributable to Housing Minister and Member for Gaven, Meaghan Scanlon:


“As a born and bred Gold Coaster I’ve always advocated for our community, and this is a project close to my heart.


“This was a commitment I made to the community and has been some time in the making, so it will be exciting as this project starts to take shape.


“It will be a modern sporting and performance arts space that will be not just enjoyed by students but the wider community.


“Our kids deserve first rate facilities and that’s what our Queensland Government continues to deliver.”


Quotes attributable to Nerang State High School Principal Scott Ison:


There is genuine excitement for such an important facility to support the current growth in our sporting culture.


This state-of-the-art sporting and performing arts space will provide the final piece in the jigsaw for a school that has such a rich history of performing arts excellence.”


Staff and students are excited that we are the recipients of such a fabulous upgrade to our sporting and performing arts facilities.”




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