The Ferny Report

A monthly update from your Federal Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner MP

Mark Furner MP at Ferny Grove State High School

Local school improvements continue

I am pleased to report all the State Schools in the Ferny Grove Electorate are now fully air conditioned with the final units being installed in mid-April.

Furthermore, the Department of Education is taking advantage of fewer people on our school campuses at present to go all out to complete the planned works at our local high schools.

Mitchelton State High School is the site of a major new IT lab with major renovations to basketball courts, the school hall and its aging canteen. Ferny Grove State High School, meanwhile, will be home to a 2,000+ seat performing arts and sports complex which will enable the school to host major events as well as a whole-of-school assembly.

Bryant Building Contractors are doing an amazing job in difficult conditions – not just because of the constraints posed due to the two building sites but also by observing construction protocols under social distancing rules.

Together these two projects alone represent an investment of $24 million for our local high school community which will be used by generations of local students to come.

Ferny Grove sports change rooms near completion

I was excited to receive a report from AFL Queensland that the new change rooms have been fabricated by Brisbane company Ausco and will shortly be installed at the Ferny Grove Sports Fields.

While the AFL has spearheaded the project, the multi-use change rooms will be used by all sports on site and have been designed to meet the Australian standards for both male and female use by all codes.

When sports resume at the Ferny Grove Sporting Fields Cricket, Hockey, Netball and AFL will have a new facility ready and waiting to be used.

The new change rooms are almost ready for installation at the Ferny Grove Sports Fields

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