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External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme (EIS)

This subsidy applies to accredited independent school sites where any capital works project results in the relevant local government authority requiring new or improved external infrastructure or new trunk charge contributions. 

Subject to the number and value of applications in any round, a subsidy of up to 50% may be approved for the cost of trunk charges and/or external infrastructure project works. 

School and Project Eligibility

School authorities may make an application when either:

  • local government authority trunk charges have been calculated (usually as a result of a development application or other local government approval), and/or
  • required external infrastructure works have been fully costed by professional consultants. 

Applications cannot be assessed on the basis of estimates only. To find out about your school's eligibility to apply for an EIS subsidy and the eligibility of a proposed project click here.

Making an application

To make an application for EIS funds, school authorities may make a separate request for capital assistance via an application form, separate to the online application system used for the Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP) and/or the State Capital Assistance Scheme (SCAS). 

Unlike CGP and SCAS, where a single application point occurs each year, EIS applications may be submitted four times a year.

Legislation and Guidelines 

For the administration of this subsidy scheme QIS BGA implements the Queensland State Government's legislation and guidelines.

Contact Us:

Ms Kylie Burnett, Executive Officer- Education and EIS Program Manager

Phone: (07) 3839 2142

Email: kburnett@bga.qld.edu.au