This grant is provided to assist the future capital cost of purchasing or replacing grounds maintenance equipment such as tractors and ride-on mowers.
School communities are ideally placed to identify specific needs and priorities and may therefore wish to utilise the funds for an alternative equipment or grounds maintenance option.
However, it should be noted that apart from the ongoing annual allocation, no further grounds equipment replacement funding will be available.
State School, State High School, Campus, State Special School, School of Distance Education, Community School, Environmental Education Centre
Secondary Department (Offsite)
Cash grant to schools.
|Payment||During month of||Proportion of allocation paid|
|Semester 2||October||100% of notional annual cost|
The type of equipment to which a school is entitled is determined by the area of the school grounds. The criteria used are summarised in the table below.
|Site size||Equipment entitlement|
|greater than 5 hectares||tractor |
|less than 5 hectares but greater than 2 hectares||large ride-on mower |
|less than 2 hectares but greater than 0.5 hectare||small ride-on mower|
|Equipment||Notional life||Notional annual cost|
|Tractor||10 years||$1250 |
|Large ride-on mower||5 years||$1000 |
|Small ride-on mower||5 years||$700|
|Data required||Data source|
|Area of school grounds||Centre Information System (CIS) field maintained by School Financial Services on advice from Facilities Services Branch|
School Financial Services
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817