Community to have their say on new Brisbane school
Published Wednesday, 06 January, 2021 at 12:07 PM
Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
The Honourable Grace Grace
Public consultation is now underway on the first new inner-suburban primary school in Brisbane in more than 60 years.
Education Minister Grace Grace said the first stage was about the new inner-west school’s location, with further feedback opportunities to come later about elements such as master planning, school design, catchment, school naming.
“I‘d encourage local families and residents to take the opportunity to contribute to this $65 million investment in their local community and the future education of local children,” she said.
“The existing primary schools in the inner-west are constrained with regard to expansion and the area needs a new school to meet increasing enrolments.
“We want to work with the local community, so we get the best outcome for students and parents into the future.”
The site consultation will run for 12 weeks until February 28.
An online survey is now live, with in-person drop-in sessions to run next month at Indooroopilly State, Ironside State and Indooroopilly High Schools. Drop-in session details (as well as the survey link) will be published on the project webpage.
The new primary school is scheduled to open in 2023. The school is proposed to have general learning areas, specialist spaces, multimedia spaces, special education facilities and outdoor learning areas.
Since 2015, the Palaszczuk Government has built and opened 13 new schools with another nine to be delivered by 2023.
The last primary school to open in Brisbane’s inner suburbs was Seven Hills State School in Morningside which opened in 1960.