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Utilities Grant: Facilities


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.

Expenditure guidelines

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.

Duration of program


Policy reference

Implementation of School-based Management in Queensland State Schools - March 1999


All schools

Form of assistance

Cash grants issued on a financial year basis with the first payment being approximately July.

Payment details

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: (DETE employees only)

Allocation of funds

The grant is calculated by treating various utilities differently utilising the utilities data provided from each school.

Grant payments to schools are issued: - February 50% of calculated grant - July 50% of calculated grant


Facilities Services Officer Asset Maintenance, Programs and Services
Telephone: (07) 3034 4542

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