To assist schools with the costs 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 allocation of funds will reflect the unique nature of each school.
Implementation of School-based Management in Queensland State Schools - March 1999
More details are available at: https://oneportal.deta.qld.gov.au/Services/Facilities/Forschools/Utilities/Pages/default.aspx (DETE employees only)
All Queensland State schools including special schools, environmental education centres and outdoor education centres
Entitlements are calculated by treating various utilities differently with data provided from each school as follows:
|Electricity||Base consumption = 2012/13 year consumption||Base consumption x current tariff (1)|
|Water||Base consumption = 2012/13 year consumption||Base consumption x current water price|
|Other Categories (2)||Utilities expenditure extract from OneSchool in July (3)||Actual expenditure from previous financial year|
(1) New buildings are automatically factored into calculation
(2) Gas, sewerage, waste
(3) OneSchool data is checked for accuracy, compared with prior year data and amended if necessary. The audited expenditure provides the data for calculation of the following years utilities funding ie 2015/16 data is used for calculating 2017 funding.
Note: Entering accurate utilities expenditure, categorisation and consumption into OneSchool with appropriation GL code ensures the accurate calculation of future utilities funds and department/whole-of-government reporting.
Contingency funding may be available where schools have experienced increased utilities usage as a result of a specific incident beyond their control. Allocations will depend on the nature of the incident and the extent of the additional costs.
New schools will be funded for their utility costs through reimbursement of paid invoices as there is no historical data available for funding calculations.
Reimbursement of invoices will continue until the school operation stabilises, for example, current stages of development are complete and enrolment numbers have steadied.
Reimbursement for invoices received by firstname.lastname@example.org more than one week prior to the approved schedule deadline for school appropriations will be processed and paid in the next payment to schools. 2017 School Appropriation Payment Calendar (DETE employees only)
|Utilities Costs & Consumption||OneSchool||July each year|
|Semester 1 Recurrent||February||50% of annual allocation|
|Semester 2 Recurrent||June/July||50% of annual allocation|
Schools do not need to apply for the annual appropriations. These will be automatically calculated and paid.
For contingency funding, schools should contact the Facilities Services Officer below.
Facilities Services Officer
Telephone: (07) 3034 4542
This page was last reviewed on 14 Aug 2017