The Utilities-Facilities grant provides funding to assist schools in the payment of electricity and Local Government Authority and Council services such as, sewerage, waste removal (garbage) and water.
Costs may vary considerably according to local circumstances and the price structure of Local Government Authorities and Councils. As a result, the grant will reflect the unique nature of each school.
Schools are responsible for the payment of all invoices in the categories covered by the grant and the management of related issues.
Both expenditure and consumption must be reported each July.
It is recommended that schools retain a separate record of electricity, sewerage, water, waste removal (garbage), water heating gas and other mandatory council charges excluding GST, discounts and the ambulance levy.
Implementation of School-based Management in Queensland State Schools - March 1999
Cash grants issued on a financial year basis with the first payment being approximately July.
Transition from the previous averaging method to the consumption methodology was implemented in February 2012.
From February 2013 schools will receive two equal grants i.e. 50 per cent in February and 50 per cent in July.
More details are available at: https://oneportal.deta.qld.gov.au/Services/Facilities/Forschools/Utilities/Pages/default.aspx (DETE employees only)
The grant is calculated by treating various utilities differently utilising the utilities data provided from each school.
Facilities Services Officer Asset Maintenance, Programs and Services
Telephone: (07) 3034 4542