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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).


Broad Construction was appointed as the building contractor in October 2019 to construct the new school. Works commenced in November 2019, and will continue through until early 2021.

Temporary road changes along Grantham Street commenced in early December 2019 to allow the civil works to commence on site. To ensure pedestrian safety, security barriers and directional signage were installed along the kerb from the top of Grantham Street, along Lochaber Street and around the corner to Gladstone Road—this is to ensure pedestrian safety, as approved by Brisbane City Council.

Preparation for the building platform is in progress, with piling works to commence late-January 2020.

Catchment and enrolment

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

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

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.

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

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 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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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 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.

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.

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Last updated
14 January 2020