Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Education Minister Grace Grace and Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher marked the beginning of construction yesterday with a sod-turning ceremony at the new Calliope State High School site.

Paynters were delighted to host the Queensland Premier, Minister and associated delegates on site, with Stage 1 works officially kicking off. Stage 1 of the new School will be split into three separable portions incorporating an administration building, staff facilities, junior & senior learning centers, a canteen, amenities, civil works, multipurpose hall & ICT, science centre, junior applied technology, landscaping and sports facilities.

The Central Queensland school will accommodate 200 students and is expected to open in Dec 2019, ready for the 2020 intake.

We are thrilled to once again partner with the Department of Education on this exciting development, expanding our long-standing relationship with the client on infrastructure that will provide a major boost to the Central Queensland education investment.

For more information please visit the latest Media Statement released by the Premiers office http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/1/22/new-calliope-school-gains-momentum

Pictured (L to R): Paynters Site Manager Craig Savage, Minister for Education Grace Grace, Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher & Paynters General Manager Brett Johnston