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Grounds Equipment Replacement


This grant is provided to assist the future capital cost of purchasing or replacing grounds maintenance equipment such as tractors and ride-on mowers.

Expenditure guidelines

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.

Duration of program



School Centre Types

State School, State High School, Campus, State Special School, School of Distance Education, Community School, Environmental Education Centre

Associated services

Secondary Department (Offsite)

Form of assistance

Cash grant to schools.

Payment details

Payment details for Grounds Equipment Replacement
Payment During month of Proportion of allocation paid
Semester 2 October 100% of notional annual cost

Allocation of funds

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.

Allocation of funds for Grounds Equipment Replacement
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

Current rates

Current rates for Grounds Equipment Replacement
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 requirements

Data requirements for Grounds Equipment Replacement
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

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