Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek. Hannah Wright

Langbroek denies $30m annual target for sale of school land

THE State Education Minister has dispelled claims his department has a $30 million annual target for the sale of school reserved land and property.

The Queensland Opposition on Thursday released a department briefing note to Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek detailing property disposals within the portfolio.

The information was obtained through Right to Information.

The Queensland Government has already indicated land would be sold - including old school sites and land reserved for teacher accommodation - to help pay for a $300 million schools maintenance backlog.

The RTI documents outline $30 million in "disposal revenue" derived from land and property sales had been budgeted over the next four years.

The department briefing note also states property disposals reached $58 million in 2012-2013 - a "record disposal program" for the department.

Opposition treasury spokesman Curtis Pitt accused the government of trying to keep property sales under wraps.

"What the RTI documents do is let the cat out of the bag," he said.

"Previously, we have had some announcements by this government as it relates to school closures.

"What we know through these RTI documents is this is just the tip of the iceberg."

Mr Langbroek denied the government had a quota to meet.



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