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​New state school for Brisbane’s inner west

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​​​A new state school is being planned for the growing suburbs of Brisbane's inner west, which is programmed to open for Prep to Year 6 students for Term 1, 2024.

The preferred location for the new school is on the site of the former Toowong Bowls Club.

The new inner west state school will increase capacity in the local schooling network and provide enrolment relief to Indooroopilly State School, Ironside State School and Toowong State School.

The delivery of the school for 2024 is a priority for the department, as is the preservation of wildlife in the surrounding area and the staging of construction may need to be re-phased accordingly.

A concept master plan was shared with the community and feedback received between 18 April and 8 May 2022.

A report summarising the feedback received from the community will be available soon.​

Feedback gathered will be considered in the ongoing planning and approval process for the new inner west state school.

Project timeline​​​

Banner which shows the text 'planning' and 'design' with a dark blue background and 'construction' and 'Open Term 1 2024' with a grey background.  

Project status

  • The project is in the design phase.
  • The department has identified a preferred site for the school, following 16 months of consultation and site investigations.
  • Traffic, vegetation, fauna, acoustic, storm water and other impacts on the proposed new site have been considered.
  • A concept master plan has been developed with the community invited to provide feedback between 18 April and 8 May 2022.​

What's next

  • Feedback on the concept master plan will be used to finalise the school design and inform the planning process.
  • A further round of community consultation will be held in the coming months as part of the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process.
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School location

Map showing school site location

Community consultation

April to May 2022

The Department of Education has undertaken 16 months of consultation with the community, with three rounds of consultation delivered.

The most recent period of consultation asked for feedback on the concept master plan for the new inner west state school, and ran for three weeks from 18 April to 8 May 2022.​

Feedback gathered will be considered in the ongoing planning for the school.

A summary of community feedback will be available soon.​

Master plan concept images

The following images were provided to assist the community in understanding elements of the concept master plan. Details were correct at the time of printing and the third round of community consultation (18 April – 8 May 2022), and are subject to change dependant on design developments and refinement.

Site plan – Shows the footprint of the proposed buildings and facilities and notes the Gathering Hall and the courtyard-style learning hub.

Draft concept design (JPG, 493KB) – indicative image of the building design, looking at the site from Perrin Park.

Site section (JPG, 208KB) – Shows a sectional image of the proposed buildings and height in relation to the surrounding environment. Notes the position of the community facility accessible from Gailey Road.

Building levels and known flood level indications (JPG, 261KB)

Vehicle movement (JPG, 431KB)

Pedestrian movement (JPG, 454KB)

Bicycle movement (JPG, 438KB)

Public transport movement (JPG, 396KB)

January to February 2021

The first round of consultation regarding the location of the new school closed on 28 February 2021. In this round of consultation, the community was able to provide feedback on the option of Indooroopilly State High School (ISHS) site and suggest alternative sites for consideration by the department.

June 2021

The second round of consultation regarding the location of the new school closed on 30 June 2021. In this round of consultation, the local community was able to provide feedback on the options of locating the new school at ISHS or the former Toowong Bowls Club.​

Fast facts

Scheduled opening
January 2024

Year levels
Prep to Year 6

Location
Cnr Gailey Road and Heroes Avenue, Toowong

Electorate
Maiwar

Budget (GST inclusive)
$90 million (subject to detailed design and contract award)

Jobs created
Around 200 jobs (subject to detailed design and contract award)​​

Contractor​
To be appointed

​​Contact us
Email:​ ​BuildingFutureSchools@qed.qld.gov.au​


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 Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Project update registration

To receive email updates on the planning and delivery of the new school, you can register your details via this survey.

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Last updated 06 June 2022