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Inner City South State Secondary College

The new Inner City South State Secondary College (SSC) will service the growing communities in and around Brisbane's inner south and provide additional enrolment capacity in the network of inner Brisbane secondary schools.

  • The school will welcome its first intake of Foundation Year 7 students at the start of Term 1, 2021 and will deliver an innovative curriculum in collaboration with the University of Queensland (UQ).
  • Located in Dutton Park, the new school will sit within the Brisbane Knowledge Corridor and be an integral part of the leading education, health, research and hospital precinct.
  • Ms Kirsten Ferdinands has been appointed as foundation Principal of the new state secondary college.
  • Read the latest newsletter September 2019 (PDF, 1.4MB).

Expression of interest—relocation of properties

Site clearing works commenced at Dutton Park in July 2019 to make way for the construction of the new Inner City South SSC.

These works included the demolition of 2 large buildings at 270 and 286 Gladstone Road and the removal and relocation of 14 other buildings from the site. Buildings that can be relocated will be transported to a storage facility, and they will be offered for reuse through an expression of interest (EOI) process.

The Department of Education is committed to the sustainable reuse of these buildings. Information regarding the EOI process and details of the properties being offered for reuse will be available on this website after relocations have been finalised.

Please check back to the website for more information.

School design and construction

BVN architects were appointed as the principal consultants in November 2018 and the Brisbane-based team of consultants have worked closely with the department's project team to develop the concept master plan and design (PDF, 2MB).

Check out the fly through of the new school.

Denbigh Street closed in August 2019. Construction is expected to commence after the completion of site clearing works and Infrastructure Designation, with Stage 1A to be delivered for Term 1, 2021 for Foundation Year 7 students.

Infrastructure designation

Infrastructure Designation for the new Inner City South SSC was granted by the Honourable Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on 27 September 2019.

A copy of the decision notice is available on the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning's website.

Catchment and enrolment

The local catchment map (PDF, 6.8MB) for the school was finalised in 2018 after community consultation. 

To find out if your property is within the catchment please use the interactive web map.

The draft Enrolment Management Plan (PDF, 451KB) will be finalised by the Principal.

Enrolment expressions of interest

The department is seeking expressions of interest for students wishing to enrol at the new Inner City South SSC.

Registering does not guarantee your child a place but ensures you are part of the developing school community.

Register your interest.

Community consultation

Concept master plan and design: The Department of Education undertook community consultation on the concept master plan and design between 29 March and 12 May 2019.

Catchment and enrolment: The Department of Education undertook community consultation on the proposed catchment and draft Enrolment Management Plan between 6 September 2018 and 14 October 2018.

Design ideas: The Department of Education collected design ideas for the new Inner City South State Secondary College from 24 October 2018 to 4 November 2018. This included online activities and 2 community design sessions.

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Last updated
15 October 2019