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Inner City South State Secondary College

Inner City South project timline 

  1. Project planning stage complete
  2. Design stage
  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 South State Secondary College will deliver a contemporary, state-of-the-art facility in Brisbane's inner south. The new secondary school will service the growing communities in and around south Brisbane and relieve pressure on Brisbane State High School.

The school is expected to welcome its first cohort of Year 7 students at the start of 2021 and will have a strong partnership with the University of Queensland.

View the project newsletter for March 2018 (PDF, 6.7MB).

University of Queensland partnership

The department has been working closely with the University of Queensland to inform the vision and identity of this new school to ensure it establishes itself in its growing and changing urban landscape.

Where will the school be located?

The Dutton Park precinct has been identified as the preferred location for the establishment of a new secondary college and supports the creation of a knowledge and education precinct in the inner south.

The assessment process explored 3 precincts:

  • Davies Park
  • Kurilpa Point
  • Dutton Park

The locations were considered against criteria including:

  • ownership and land use
  • deliverability in terms of cost and time
  • site constraints, such as heritage, natural environment and flooding
  • social and urban renewal benefits
  • current and future population
  • access to transport
  • partnership opportunities.

The assessment process highlighted that the Dutton Park precinct provides:

  • excellent access to existing and future transport networks and infrastructure
  • state-owned land which can be used as the centrepiece for the school development
  • close proximity to project partner UQ with access to the St Lucia Campus via Eleanor Schonell Bridge
  • capacity to support urban growth and development for the city
  • opportunities through colocation with the Ecosciences Precinct
  • close connection to health sciences precincts and hospitals
  • nearby green space.
View the Inner City South Precinct Selection Report (PDF, 2.2MB).Please note this report is in draft form and will be finalised following community consultation.

Have your say - community consultation extended

Thank you to everyone who has provided their feedback on the preferred location for the new Inner City South State Secondary College in Dutton Park.

Community participation is an important part of the creation of a new school. To ensure the community has enough time to have their say, the Department of Education is extending the consultation to Monday 30 April.

Provide feedback by completing the feedback form or send an email to

Completed consultation

Community information sessions

Dutton Park State School, Dutton Park
Saturday 10 March

AHEPA Hall, West End
Monday 12 March

Information displays

Boggo Road Busway, 30 Boggo Road, Dutton Park
Friday 16 March

Davies Park Market
Saturday 24 March

School presentations

Dutton Park State School
Monday 5 March

West End State School
Tuesday 6 March

Buranda State School
Wednesday 7 March

Brisbane State High School
Wednesday 14 March

East Brisbane State School
Thursday 15 March

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Last updated
21 April 2018