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Building Future Schools Program

The Queensland Government’s 2019–20 State Budget has expanded the Building Future Schools (BFS) program by $532.6 million to a total of $1.3 billion to deliver world-class learning environments for Queensland students, including new primary, secondary and special schools opening in 2020 and 2021.

The BFS program is delivering new state schools in growth areas across the state, investing in existing school assets, and making strategic land acquisitions for the future—delivering new and innovative education infrastructure solutions for growing communities.

The BFS program supported the master planning of inner-city state schools to plan for the forecast growth and demand for school places. More than 30 existing state schools across inner-city Brisbane received a master plan, which will assist the department in identifying future requirements across the inner-city schooling network and consider how growth demands can be addressed in a holistic approach.

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 program is enhancing school infrastructure and establishing long-term master plans to support state schools as part of Brisbane's changing landscape. The BFS program has delivered 8 new state schools for 2020 and an expansion of the Kelvin Grove State College Ballet Academy.

The BFS program is also:

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Last updated
08 June 2020