New Sun Shades Installed at Redland Bay State School

Media Release

FN142/2017

23 August 2017

Joint release with:

Andrew Laming

Federal Member for Bowman

  • Five new pergolas constructed at Redland Bay State School, Queensland
  • Pergolas will increase the school's sun-safe play areas
  • The Coalition Government invested $83,871 to fund the project

The children's playground at Redland Bay State School now features five new shaded areas to provide extra sun protection for the students.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the installation of pergolas over playground equipment would provide a sun-safe play environment for the schoolchildren.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and providing safe play areas at schools is key to that,” Minister Nash said.

“Australia's weather conditions can get harsh and I am thrilled that these new pergolas will provide great shaded areas for the kids.”

Federal Member for Bowman Andrew Laming, who joined students and teachers at the school today for the official opening, said the pergolas would encourage physical activity outside whilst ensuring protection against over exposure to the sun.

“The five shade structures are spread out around the school grounds, giving the school children plenty of options to choose where to play,” Mr Laming said.

“Summers in Redland Bay can get really hot, and it is important that we provide sun safe areas to school children who are outside running about.”

This project received $83,871 from the Coalition Government.