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Responsible Agency: Department of Education and Training
Proposal Stage of Development: Strategic Business Case Complete
Building Queensland Role: Assist with Preliminary Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Not Applicable
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)

NEED

Ripley Valley is a large master-planned greenfield development that is expected to experience significant population growth. Forecast growth is expected to exceed the capacity of the existing state schools servicing the area by 2021.

PROPOSAL

The proposal considers the construction of a new state primary and/or secondary school to address forecast growth in the school-aged population.
Better use of existing facilities and policy reform options also need to be considered as options to help address forecast growth, prior to the establishment of a new school.

The project is expected to:

  • provide a cost-effective and efficiently utilised school network
  • deliver quality educational outcomes and opportunities
  • foster an improved sense of community and improved amenity and facilities
  • increase student and community safety, convenience and satisfaction.

NEXT STEPS

Commence Preliminary Business Case