The State Government has announced Dutton Park as the preferred location for a new state high school for the inner city south and will open as part of the $500 million allocated for new inner city school projects in the 2017/18 budget. This second state high school announcement comes 6 months after the Fortitude Valley was announced as the preferred location for the inner city north.
The Ecosciences Precinct in Dutton Park within the Boggo Road Urban Village has been identified as the preferred location, based on the proximity and connection via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge to the University of Queensland, which is the partnering with Education Queensland to facilitate the new high school.
Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier stated, “while already well connected to public transport through Park Road train station and the Eastern Busway, the Ecosciences Precinct will also be serviced by a future Cross River Rail station will provide further connection. “This is an important milestone but, as promised, information will be provided to the community for full consultation and engagement before finalising the decision about location”.
The new school will cater for grade 7 students from the start of 2021. Grace Grace, Education Minister stated, “the school will have an active and long-term partnership with the University of Queensland to develop innovative education for students from Years 7 -12”. “Planning works are also underway for a new inner city north state secondary college, which is being developed in partnership with QUT, at Brookes Street in Fortitude Valley which is due to open in 2020”.
School and community information sessions will be held during February and March 2018, with further information available from the Building Future Schools website.
– University of Queensland
Dutton Park State High School (Inner City South) will be in partnership with the UQ and ease the pressure on surrounding schools
– Queensland University of Technology
The new Fortitude Valley State High School will be in partnership with QUT and upon completion in 2020 will host a state-of-the-art school, a centre of excellence.
Source: Information, Drawings and Images
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Building Future Schools website
Media Release: 10/2/2018
Media Release: 8/6/2017
Images: Google Street view
Ecosciences Precinct: DAF
School Concept Images: ABC News