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Inner City North State Secondary College

Inner City North project timline

  1. Project planning stage complete
  2. Design stage complete
  3. Contractor appointed stage
  4. Principal appointed stage
  5. Construction stage
  6. Enrolments open stage
  7. Construction completed stage
  8. School opens for year 7 stage

About the project

The new Inner City North State Secondary College will be delivered in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The school will be a flagship, future-focused educational facility for Years 7-12 in Brisbane's inner north.

The school will be located on St Pauls Terrace and Brookes Street in Fortitude Valley. The school will service growing communities in and around Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Bowen Hills and New Farm and relieve enrolment pressure on Kelvin Grove State College. The school will open in 2020 to Year 7 students and will grow each year to 2025 when it will accommodate 1,500 students in Years 7-12.

The new school will be the first inner Brisbane school to be built in over 50 years and will adopt a vertical design solution to reflect its inner urban setting. Technology will be a key part of the new school with innovative and future-focused approaches, supported by strong university and community partnerships.

School design

The concept design for the Inner City North State Secondary College is now available. This design provides an initial concept of the school layout (PDF, 4.9MB). During the detailed design, aspects of the design may vary.

School catchment and enrolment policy

The new school’s enrolment policy will cater for the local community to meet the high demand of its inner-city catchment. The catchment boundary of the new school will be determined following the appointment of the school’s principal and this process will include opportunities for community input.

School vision

The Department of Education and QUT are working closely with key stakeholders to set the foundations of this new flagship school. The development of the vision for the school will continue with the appointment of the school's inaugural Principal in mid-2018. The Principal will lead the development of the school, drawing expertise and input from QUT, leading educators and the school community.

Community consultation

The Department of Education has undertaken community consultation to inform the planning, design and development of the new school. This has included workshops with nearby schools, QUT, local business and community groups. The Inner City North Design Showcase was held on Saturday 23 June to allow the community to view the concept designs and talk to the project team.

There will be further opportunities for the community to provide feedback as the project progresses.

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Last updated
18 July 2018