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External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme (EIS)

This subsidy applies to 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.

All applications for the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme (EIS) will be submitted separate to any capital applications for the Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP) and/or the State Capital Assistance Scheme (SCAS).

Only when local government authority trunk charges have been calculated, as resulting from a development application or other approval, and required external infrastructure works have been fully costed by professional consultants, will an application be accepted.

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. 

In the case of developing schools, internal pick-up and set-down areas may be eligible, where circumstances dictate that these areas should be internal to the school site.  A developing school will have been operating for a period of less than 10 years or, approval for inclusion of a new type of education will result in that part of a school being classified as a developing school for 10 years.

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Kylie Burnett, Executive Officer

Phone: (07) 3839 2142