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Brisbane South State Secondary College

The new Brisbane 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.
  • Visit the school Facebook page or website.
  • Broad Construction was appointed as the building contractor in October 2019 to construct the new school.
  • Works commenced in November 2019 and will be completed during 2021.

Project update

  • The third level of concrete for the Creative Hub was poured during August 2020.
  • Formwork preparation and multiple concrete pours are occurring for level 7 of the administration building and the Learning Hubs.
  • Structural steel erection for the sports hall and service installation in the carpark has commenced.
  • Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, additional facilities are needed on site to meet social distancing requirements for construction workers. The Department of Education (the department) has received approval for the temporary use of a section of Gair Park to accommodate these additional facilities.
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Traffic and construction

Traffic and pedestrian movement around the site is managed in accordance with a Brisbane City Council approved traffic management plan to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

As part of the school’s construction, there are a number of changes that need to be made to the surrounding road network.

Many roadworks are required to be undertaken at night to reduce the impact on traffic, in accordance with Brisbane City Council approvals. Motorists should expect minor delays while these works are carried out. Bus stop 16 on Gladstone Road (outbound) is currently unavailable during construction and will reopen during 2021. For more information on bus services, please visit Translink.

Catchment and enrolment

Brisbane South SSC will draw its core intake of students from its designated local catchment area. Visit the school website for further information on how to enrol students.

To find out if your property is within the catchment, search the interactive map below.

Please type your address in the search box below. You can select a suggestion at any time by clicking on it.

Community consultation

Submissions for school name ideas were called in November 2019 and 150 ideas were received. The official school name was announced in August 2020.

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

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

Design ideas: The department collected design ideas for the new school from 24 October to 4 November 2018. This included online activities and 2 community design sessions.

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Infrastructure Designation

Infrastructure Designation for the new school 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.

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Last updated
09 September 2020