Two new schools will open in inner-city Brisbane and another to be expanded. These new state high schools will be the first to be built since 1963.
The Advancing Inner City Schools state government initiative will:
There are also plans underway for new state high schools in other growth areas across Queensland including Mt Low in Townsville, North Lakes/Mango Hill north of Brisbane, Calliope near Gladstone and Yarrabilba in South Logan.
“In the last decade we have seen more than 5,000 extra students join state schools in and around the Brisbane CBD,” said Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning and Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad.
“This growth is set to continue with more than 3,000 extra students expected to move into inner-Brisbane in the next five years."
There is also four new primary schools being built in Yarrabilba, Coomera, Caloundra South and Burdell (Townsville), which aim to be running in 2018.