The department actively monitors enrolment growth throughout Queensland to ensure all children, no matter where they live, have access to quality educational facilities.
In the 2021–22 State Budget, the Queensland Government announced 10 new state schools to cater for growth in 2023 and 2024, in addition to the new primary school for inner west Brisbane committed by the Queensland Government in the 2020–21 State Budget. In 2023, we are opening:
In 2024, we are opening:
When planning for new schools, the department considers the capacity of the existing network, the ability to expand existing schools, growth in the local student population and land availability. These reviews inform the decision to establish new schools at the appropriate time and in the correct location to meet student demand.
This planning work is an important step in prioritising future investments in new school infrastructure. The department is planning for a number of new schools*, including:
- a new primary school in Bahrs Scrub
- a new primary school at Burpengary East
- a new secondary school in Flagstone
- a new special school in Springfield
- a new primary school in Springfield
- a new primary school in Toowoomba.
*A final investment decision has not been made regarding these future schools and will be dependent on ongoing monitoring of the population growth in these areas.