Skip Navigation Linksinner-city-south-state-secondary-college

Inner City South State Secondary College

The new Inner City South State Secondary College (ICSSSC) 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 fourth level of concrete for the administration building was poured in June 2020 and the formwork support for the link bridge to the creative hub has been completed.
  • The fourth level of concrete for the learning hub building was poured in mid-June 2020.
  • Works are continuing on construction of the bus stop on Gladstone Road.
  • Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, additional facilities are needed on site to meet social distancing requirements for construction workers. The Department of Education has received approval for the temporary use of a section of Gair Park to accommodate these additional facilities.
Download all project images (ZIP, 60MB)

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

Inner City South State Secondary College will draw its core intake of students from its designated local catchment area. Inner City South State Secondary College is currently accepting in-catchment enrolments for a Year 7 cohort to commence in 2021. 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 will be announced in 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.

Register for new school updates.

Buildings for reuse

To enable the construction of the new ICSSSC, a number of buildings were relocated from the site. The department has committed to the sustainable reuse of these buildings, and those that were able to be relocated have been transported to storage facilities and have been offered for reuse.

Concept design

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.

Infrastructure Designation

Infrastructure Designation for the new ICSSSC 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.

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
Last updated
31 July 2020