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Three New Sunshine Coast Schools to be Built by 2021


4 February 2020 | Source: Department of Education, Queensland


The Palaszczuk Government’s investment in school infrastructure continues to power ahead, with today’s announcement of the successful contractor to build new schools on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Following the successful opening of eight new state schools at the start of this year, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said an additional five state schools were on track to open next year. 

The Palaszczuk Government today announced it had awarded contracts to build a high school in Baringa (Caloundra South), a special school and primary school at Palmview and a primary school at Pimpama.

Construction is already underway at a new vertical high school at Dutton Park in Brisbane which is also due to open next year.

“Our track record of delivering new schools on time is apparent for all to see,” the Premier said.

“Even though last week we opened the most schools on one day in more than 30 years, our record delivery of new school infrastructure is not complete.

“These are some of the fastest growing regions in the state.

“That’s why we’re deliver the education infrastructure these communities need.”

FK Gardner and Sons has been awarded the contracts to construct the four new schools.

Construction will commence over the coming months on all four schools and it’s expected the projects will support more than 950 construction jobs – another economic boost of our local communities.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the Palaszczuk Government was planning for the future and delivering now to respond to the rapid growth that we are expecting in these suburbs.

Ms Grace said the new high school at Caloundra South would be located near Baringa State School which was opened by the Palaszczuk Government in 2018.

“The $127.25 million high school will be built in three stages and feature an administration area; a library; food studies and hospitality area; junior general learning centre; sports centre; lecture theatre; science centre; junior applied technology area; staff centre; canteen and covered areas; staff and student amenities; an oval; and bus and car set-down facilities,” she said.

“The primary school and special school at Palmview will both be built in two stages constructed on a combined campus with a high school also planned for delivery on the site in 2023.

“Palmview's $63.8 million new primary school will feature an administration centre, library, multi-level classroom blocks, and a sports and music centre,” she said.

“A new $68.8 million special school will feature an administration and library building, classroom blocks, activity centre, skills centre and a hospitality centre.

“The primary school in Pimpama would provide additional capacity for Prep to Year 6 students and increase enrolment capacity in one of the state’s fastest growing regions.

“The $59.6 million school will feature administration and corporate services facilities, prep and junior learning centres, a specialist STEM and music centre, a central covered area, library, canteen, sports oval, staff and student amenities and a multi-purpose hall.”

Ms Grace said the projects were building on the Queensland Government’s record investment in new schools and local jobs. 

“The four new schools are an investment of close to $320 million in education infrastructure, building on the hundreds of millions we invested to open eight new schools in 2020,” she said.  

In 2021, the Queensland Government will deliver 5 new schools: the Inner City South State Secondary College, a secondary school in Baringa (Caloundra South), primary schools in Pimpama and Palmview and a special school in Palmview.

As part of the 2019–20 State Budget, the Queensland Government also committed funding for early works to be undertaken for the new secondary school in Palmview which is forecast to open for 2023.

JOINT STATEMENT by Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk & Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Honourable Grace Grace

 

New schools for 2021

12 August 2019 | Source: Department of Education, Queensland


In 2021, the Queensland Government will deliver 5 new schools: the Inner City South State Secondary College, a secondary school in Baringa (Caloundra South), primary schools in Pimpama and Palmview and a special school in Palmview.

As part of the 2019–20 State Budget, the Queensland Government also committed funding for early works to be undertaken for the new secondary school in Palmview which is forecast to open for 2023.


Baringa (Caloundra South)

A new state high school for Baringa (Caloundra South).

  • A new state high school in the emerging Baringa community will open for Years 7 and 8 students for 2021.
  • The school is located on the corner of Griffith Place and Baringa Drive, Baringa.
  • School construction is expected to commence in 2019/2020.
  • Enrolments will open after the principal is appointed in 2020.


Pimpama

A new state primary school for Pimpama.

  • A new state primary school in the growing area of Pimpama will open for Prep to Year 6 students for 2021.
  • The school is located on the corner of Yawalpah Road and Gawthern Drive, Pimpama.
  • School construction is expected to commence in 2019/2020.
  • Enrolments will open after the principal is appointed in 2020.


Palmview

A new state primary school for Palmview.

  • A new state primary school in the growing area of Palmview will open for Prep to Year 6 students for 2021.
  • The site acquisition is underway and will be co-located with the new special school opening for 2021 and the high school forecast to open in 2023.
  • School construction is expected to commence in 2019/2020.
  • Enrolments will open after the principal is appointed in 2020.


A new state special school for Palmview.

  • A new state special school in the growing area of Palmview will open for 2021.
  • The site acquisition is underway and will be co-located with the new primary school opening for 2021 and the high school forecast to open for 2023.
  • School construction is expected to commence in 2019/2020.
  • Enrolments will open after the principal is appointed in 2020.


For more information email the Building Future Schools project team at buildingfutureschools@qed.qld.gov.au.


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