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New state school for Ripley

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A new state school is being planned for the growing area of Ripley and will open for Prep to Year 6 for Term 1, 2023.

The new school will include an administration building, prep and junior learning spaces, resource centre, multi-purpose hall, canteen, car parking, amenities and an oval, providing excellent educational facilities to the community.

Ripley’s newest state school will increase the capacity ​of the local schooling network and provide enrolment relief to Ripley Valley State School, Deebing Heights State School, Fernbrooke State School and the wider community.

Project timeline

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Project status

  • This project is in the construction phase.
  • A construction contract has been awarded.
  • Construction has commenced on site.

What's next

  • A Foundation Principal has been appointed and expressions of interest for enrolments will be welcomed late Term 2, 2022.
  • A Facebook group and website will be established for the new school.
  • A catchment map will become available in Term 3, 2022.
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School location

Map showing the Ripley area.

Fast facts

Scheduled opening
January 2023

Year levels
Prep to Year 6

Location
Binnies Road, Ripley

Electorate
Ipswich

Budget
$65.9 million

Jobs created
Supporting an average of 45 full-time equivalent jobs across the life of the project

Contractor​
Hutchinson Builders​

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


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Last updated 10 May 2022