Cooler Cleaner Schools Program

Queensland’s sub-tropical climate has always been a challenge in the delivery of comfortable learning environments that are conducive to learning.
In February 2020 the Queensland Government announced they would provide funding of more than $477 million over four years to air condition more than 650 state schools.

The program provides air conditioning to around 10,000 classrooms, libraries and staff rooms across the state, delivering more comfortable learning environments for student and staff.

DMA Engineers were initially engaged in April 2020 to undertake electrical assessments at 18 schools across Queensland, to determine if their electrical infrastructure was capable of handling their new air conditioning systems.

Where significant upgrades were identified, we were also engaged to prepare designs for these schools including providing design documentation suitable for tender such as site plans and schematics.

As a result of our work, we have subsequently been allocated a further 84 schools, bringing the total number of schools delivered by DMA as of June 2021 to 102. This includes schools from Applethorpe State School and Ma Ma Creek State School to Pittsworth State High School and Wyreema State School.

Within this, we have also completed six major upgrade designs for Tamborine Mountain State High School, Tamborine Mountain State School, Waterford West State School, Woodridge North State High School, Mabel Park State School & Woodridge State High School.

This is a project we have been particularly proud to work on, creating better learning environments for students across Queensland.

Client: QBuild (Department of Housing and Public Works Queensland) for Education Queensland
Location:Throughout Queensland
Sector: Education
Services: Electrical
Project Value: $477 M
Year Completed: 2021
Images: Photography of Stanthorpe State School courtesy of Temperzone.