The state government has earmarked the former Toowong Bowls club site for Queensland’s first vertical state primary school.
The announcement has come as enrolment pressures build for nearby schools including Ironside, Indooroopilly and Toowong state schools.
The new school is set to create 200 jobs and cost more than $90 million.
“The former Toowong Bowls Club site is a great location for an innovative vertical school design that integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, maximising available land to provide capacity for up to 900 students,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“Building upward instead of outward, helps to alleviate the need for large school sites while complementing the surrounding urban environment.”
This school is one of 14 new schools being delivered by the state government over the next three years costing $1.2 billion.
The choice of this site came off the back of community consultation, as well as studies on traffic, flooding, and the local environment.
Further community consultation will take place next year as the design and master plan of school comes to fruition.
The state government is hoping to have the school built by 2024.
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