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External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme

Purpose

This program assists non-state schools that are eligible for government funding to meet external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects: specifically for passenger pick-up and set down areas at developing schools, headworks contribution costs, and other external infrastructure costs in connection with new developments (refer to the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines Adobe PDF document130K).

The program is administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by Capital Assistance Authorities (CAAs), one nominated by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and one nominated by Independent Schools Queensland.

Expenditure guidelines

Each CAA receives and assesses applications for external infrastructure subsidies from affiliated schools, makes recommendations to the Minister for Education, makes payments to schools, monitors the progress of projects and carries out other functions as set out in the Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993.

Funds are allocated to each CAA to assist with the costs associated with the administration of the program.

Refer to the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.

Duration of program

Ongoing.

Policy reference

Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993
Education (Capital Assistance) Regulation 2005
External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines Adobe PDF document130K

Eligibility

Accredited non-state schools that are eligible for government funding and affiliated with a CAA may apply to the relevant CAA for capital assistance. CAAs assess applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Education, who decides on approvals.

Form of assistance

One-off grant for each approved project.

Details of external infrastructure subsidies approved for non-state schools for recent years can be found on the Queensland Government's Open Data website.

Payment details

Payments of funds to non-state schools are administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by the CAAs.

Allocation of funds

The funds are allocated to each sector annually based on the number of enrolments in each sector.

Contact

Capital Assistance Authorities

Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority
Telephone: (07) 3336 9306

Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority
Telephone: (07) 3839 2142

General enquiries

Office of Non-State Education
Telephone: (07) 3513 6743
Email: OfficeOfNonStateEducation@dete.qld.gov.au

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