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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 will 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 design of the new school is being finalised, and details of the facilities and learning spaces will be shared with the community in 2022.

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.

Project timeline​​​

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Project status

  • The project is in the planning phase.
  • The department has identified a preferred site for the school, following 10 months of consultation and site investigations.
  • Planning, acquisition and approval processes are in progress.

What's next

  • Traffic, vegetation, acoustic, storm water and other impacts on the proposed new site are being considered.
  • Community consultation regarding the master plan of the new school in 2022.
  • Finalise school design.
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School location

Map showing school site location

Community consultation

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.

For more information, please see the summary report of the consultation outcomes.

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.

For more information, please see the summary report of the second round of consultation outcomes.

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.

More information

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Last updated 16 December 2021