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
Grants are paid per the table below. In certain circumstances, a grant may be advanced.
|Payment||During month of||Proportion of allocation paid|
|Semester 1||January||Final grant; adjusted so that the current financial year grant is equal to the average of the past two year's audited annual financial statements.|
|Semester 2||July||The initial financial year grant is 60% of the previous financial year grant. |
For schools in a Local Government Authority or Council area that charges annually in advance, this grant is 85% of the previous financial year grant.
Schools are funded for the current financial year for an amount equal to the average of the previous two financial years' expenditure as reported on the audited school financial statements submitted each July.
Senior Facilities Services Officer
Maintenance and Operations Unit
Telephone: (07) 3237 0940