by Tobi Loftus
MORE details have emerged on the new $4.5million hall for Kingaroy State High School, with land designated for the project earlier this month.
Education Minister Kate Jones said construction of the new hall is planned to start in November this year and finish in May 2018.
The 1350-square-metre building will include a full size netball court and performing arts facilities.
"It will support 20 jobs and create important training opportunities for apprentices - this development is a big win for Kingaroy and Kingaroy State High School,” she said.
"Having a new hall will allow Kingaroy State High School to host events onsite which will be so much more convenient for students and staff.
"Large halls like this one give schools much more scope to conduct a wide range of activities and give them a covered area for assemblies.
Ms Jones said construction of Kingaroy State High School's hall was part of a significant schools improvement program funded by the State Government.
"The State Government will invest $4.5 million to build this large hall as part of the $200 million Advancing Queensland Schools (AQS) program announced in March this year,” she said.
"The Advancing Queensland Schools program affords $116.7 million to build new halls and upgrading existing halls at 30 state schools.
"Kingaroy is a town with a strong local community - this community will also be able to use the hall on occasion.”