Early 2021 will see the opening of a new secondary college located in Dutton Park. Delivering a state-of-the-art facility in Brisbane’s inner south, the school will see a cohort of Year 7 students commence in three years time.

The objective of the project is to provide quality education to Brisbane’s youth, but to also serve as a relief for the ever-growing Brisbane State High School. The school will be created in a strong partnership with The University of Queensland (UQ), to inform the vision and identity of the school, establishing itself in its growing and changing urban landscape.

Although the new campus is to be situated in Dutton Park, two other precincts will be considered – Kurilpa Point and Davies Park. This choice was made in consideration of the site constraints, the deliver-ability of the project within a budget, time frame, the social and urban renewal benefits along with partnership opportunities.

The main advantages Dutton Park present lie within its location. The area allows access to existing transport networks, a close connection to other educational institutes such as UQ and the Ecosciences Precinct, and a capacity to support urban growth and development for the city.

Community information sessions will be released shortly allowing residents and concerned members to provide The Queensland Government with feedback regarding the location and scope of the new school. Future opportunities for community involvement will include the naming of the school and input into the design concepts for this exciting new state secondary college.

For more information about this new education development in Dutton Park, visit the Queensland Government’s Advancing Education website.

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