In 2020, Brisbane City Council and The Department of Education funded ten state schools to the total value of $221,876.00 to improve their sport and recreation facilities via the School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program.
Mount Gravatt High School was fortunate to be one of the ten schools. The program provides financial assistance to state schools to upgrade existing school sport and recreation facilities to increase school and community use.
Mount Gravatt High multi-purpose outdoor courts were in urgent need of an upgrade, the courts which are a significant facility and resource to the school curriculum and a popular sporting facility with other schools and clubs, were becoming unusable. Now with the upgrade, which was carried out over the recent holidays, the courts are 'like new'. The courts meet safety standards and the new line markings are now in accordance with Australian Standards for tennis, netball and badminton.
Kyle Jones A/Head of Department for HPE had the opportunity to show Cr Krista Adams, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Holland Park Ward, the courts. Mr Jones said Mount Gravatt High was very grateful for Cr Adams' support and the grant funding, as without the recent upgrade the courts would have become unusable. Cr Adams commented on the importance for schools to have safe, working sports facilities and the value of the School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program to projects such as Mount Gravatt High outdoor sports courts.