The case for a new local high school, or campus, in the North Lakes Mango Hill area has been boosted by news that Building Queensland is examining a proposal for extra high school capacity north of Brisbane, Chris Whiting MP said.
The December 2016 ‘Infrastructure Pipeline Report’ confirmed that Building Queensland is helping build a preliminary case for extra secondary schooling capacity in the region.
“Just as we are getting ready for school in 2017, it is very exciting to learn that a new local high school, or high school campus may be entering the infrastructure pipeline,” Mr Whiting said.
“It is encouraging news for all the families who know that we live in one of the fastest growing areas of Australia, and we have a lot of pressure on our very popular schools,”
“It is early days yet, but I will continue to lobby Education Minister, Kate Jones, for an additional high school in Mango Hill, North Lakes or Griffin,” Chris Whiting said.
The Palaszczuk Government has invested $32 million in education infrastructure in Murrumba, including a $15 million multi-storey classroom block to start construction soon at North Lakes State College, and new classrooms at Mango Hill and Bounty Boulevard State Schools.
The Infrastructure Pipeline Report stated on Page 8 that the ‘Additional Secondary Schooling Capacity North of Brisbane’ proposal was one of just two new projects that have ‘entered the pipeline’.
The proposal is at the Strategic Business Case Stage, which is the earliest stage of development.
Building Queensland is an independent body that sets out the state’s infrastructure priorities.