Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad
Queensland Minister for Education Grace Grace
Contractor Announced Bringing Dutton Park College To Life
Victor P Taffa
New Inner-City South State Secondary College in Dutton Park is one step closer to completion, following the announcement of the successful construction contractor.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Minister for Education Grace Grace today announced Broad Construction as the contractor set to bring stage 1 of the new secondary college to life.
“This is a really exciting step towards getting our new college ready for the first Year 7 students to walk through the door in 2021.” Deputy Premier Trad said.
“College will be the first high school built in Brisbane’s inner-south in 60 years.”
“Today is an important milestone in a journey that goes right through to the first day of school in 2021.” Deputy Premier Trad said.
“I am sure the families in our local community will be as thrilled as I am to see the progress on site and I invite them to get involved as we count down the days to the doors opening.”
Minister for Education Grace Grace said the $130 Million school was an investment in jobs and local children.
“Palaszczuk Government is continuing to invest in education because it gives the leaders of tomorrow the best start in life.” Minister Grace said.
“It also helps support local employment, with more than 400 jobs expected to be generated here at the Inner-City South State Secondary College through construction.”
“By the end of the year, the project will take to the skies when the tower crane is installed ready to bring the 6 main buildings out of the ground.” Minister Grace said.
“Eventually, the school will be able to cater for up to 1,650 students in years 7-12.”
Foundation Principal Kirsten Ferdinands welcomed the announcement of the construction contractor.
“Today is an exciting milestone for the new secondary college and I am looking forward to watching the site transform into an innovative and contemporary learning facility.” Principal Ferdinands said.
“Buildings provide a foundation for the school, and as the buildings begin to come out of the ground, I will be working with the community on building the other important elements such as the values, name and philosophy.”
“It is full steam ahead towards January 2021, when we get to welcome our first Year 7 students into the brand new, modern facilities to start their high school journey.” Principal Ferdinands said.
Information will be provided to the nearby residents to keep them up-to-date on the construction progress.
School will feature a creative hub and administration hub, two learning hubs, a health and wellbeing hub, multipurpose hall on site.
Innovative outdoor design will see the creation of a central learning oasis, the same size as Anzac Park, and an active park.
Submissions on what the name of the school should be close on 17 November. Formal name will be confirmed after consultation with the community.