Dr Anthony Lynham


Northside schools win state government funding

With Nick Cusack (president of St Columba’s P&F) Principal, Martin Wilkie and building supervisor from Premis – work underway at St Columba’s. 

20 September 2016 –

Last week I announced close to $600,000 in funding to support the completion of new facilities at local non-state schools.

This funding includes $478,000 for St Columba’s School in Wilston and $105,000 for Northside Christian College.

The extra funds for St Columba’s will ensure their new facilities are completed on schedule. This new funding is in addition to more than $2.2 million the Palaszczuk Government has already committed towards the construction of new classrooms, a new administration building and a covered lunch area at St Columba’s.

I’ve been fighting hard to get funding to make up a shortfall and ensure the school is able to complete these important new facilities. I’m pleased the Minister for Education has listened to my concerns and has committed the funding to finish construction. This is a great win for the St Columba’s school community.

The funding is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $93 million capital assistance program for Catholic and Independent schools in Queensland this year.

St Columba’s plays an important role in the Wilston community providing a quality education to local students.

Our government is committed to providing students in Queensland with the best-possible learning environments, no matter where they go to school.

Northside Christian College received $105,000 in grants to support the construction of their new Senior Schools Arts and Administration building and the Senior School Design and Technology building.

Northside Christian College’s expansion is providing great opportunities for their senior students across a broad range of subjects.