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Building Future Schools program

The Building Future Schools (BFS) Fund is investing over $800 million to support growing communities. The Fund includes master planning of inner-city state schools, delivering new state schools in growth areas and investing in existing school assets.

Queenslanders are changing the way they live and more families are choosing to embrace inner city living.

Over the past 10 years, around 5,000 additional students have joined Queensland state schools in and around the Brisbane CBD. This growth will continue with more than 3,000 additional students expected to move into inner Brisbane in the next 5 years.

The BFS Fund is enhancing school infrastructure and establishing long-term master plans to support state schools as part of Brisbane's changing landscape.

For more information on any of these projects, email BuildingFutureSchools@qed.qld.gov.au.

Major school expansions

West End State School expansion

The West End State School (WESS) has experienced significant enrolment growth over recent years, with more than 1100 students enrolled at the school. To accommodate enrolment growth, the Queensland Government is investing in new infrastructure to meet the demand for additional educational facilities at the school.

For more information, visit the building future schools website.

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) is a select entry school that currently caters for students from Years 10 to 12.

The Queensland Government has committed to expanding QASMT to cater for Year 7 to 9 students, so that by 2021 the school will cater for Years 7 to 12.

For more information, visit the building future schools website.

Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College

As part of the Building Future Schools Fund, the Queensland Government is investing in a state-of-the-art Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College.

Upon completion for the start of school in 2020, the new facility will extend the college’s Queensland Ballet program and enable students to complete their dance and academic studies on a single college campus, reducing travel time to off-site dance facilities.

For more information, visit the building future schools website.

Master planning

A key focus of the Building Future Schools (BFS) Fund is to support Brisbane’s growing inner-city communities and plan for the forecast growth and demand for school places.

The BFS Fund includes master planning for 35 existing state schools across inner Brisbane.

Find out more information on the building future schools website.

New schools

The Queensland Government is committed to delivering 8 new schools to address growing enrolments across the state. This includes the construction of new secondary schools in Fortitude Valley, Calliope, Coomera, Mango Hill, Yarrabilba and Ripley Valley, a new primary school in Ripley Valley, and a new special school in Caboolture.

Find out more information on all our new schools for 2020.

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Last updated
27 May 2019