Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher announced this morning that a re-elected Palaczszuk government would invest $97 million state-wide to install solar on the roofs of more than 800 of the state’s 1239 schools.
He said the roll-out of the landmark solar energy program over the next three years will save $10.2 million a year on energy costs across the state and reduce schools’ carbon footprint.
“This is a great initiative of the Labor Government that will save schools thousands of dollars every year,’’ Mr Butcher said.
“This is clear proof of a government committed to reducing our carbon footprint.”
Mr Butcher made the announcement outside Gladstone West State School, one of the 10 schools in our region which would be covered under the roll-out:
Gladstone Schools to receive solar:
Boyne Island State School
Clinton State School
Gladstone Central State School
Gladstone South State School
Gladstone State High School
Gladstone West State School
Kin Kora State School
Tannum Sands State High School
Tannum Sands State School
Toolooa State High School