$1 million for parking and safety at Coolum SHS

The safety of students will be given a significant boost with the announcement of close to $1million in funding to upgrade Coolum State High School’s parking and drop off zones.

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie congratulated the school and the P&C for all their hard work and successful lobbying efforts which saw the funding secured through the State’s School Transport Infrastructure Plan (STIP).

“Coolum State High and the P&C deserve to be congratulated for this significant funding which will transform the school’s current parking facilities and ensure the safety of students and the school community remains the top priority,” Mr Purdie said.

Mr Purdie said he had been working closely with the school community to look at ways at improving safety, with student numbers having doubled in recent years.  

“In the past six years, student numbers at Coolum High have doubled, however the parking facilities have remained unchanged.

“I am pleased to see the Department of Transport and Main Roads respond to our calls, and I look forward to seeing construction on the upgrades get underway in the near future.”