Design for New Dutton Park State High School Unveiled

An artist impression from Annerley Road (Photo Credit: Queensland Government)

The public can finally have a first look at the master plan and designs of the new high school at Dutton Park.

Designed by Brisbane-based architects BVN, the school will feature state-of-the-art learning and innovative teaching hubs that are close to a contemporary college design than a traditional high school.

Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad said a group of principals, education consultants and architects had been working since 2018 on the initial design of the campus.

Inner City South SSC master plan (Photo credit: Queensland Government)

The school will be built on a triangular parcel of land on Gladstone Road near the Harmony Gardens and the Gair Park.

“The learning plaza will become the central gathering space at the school and provides a strong sense of community in this inner-urban context,” Ms Trad said.

Apart from a learning oasis and a creative hub, the master plan shows the school will also have an active park, outdoor court, multi-purpose hall, health and well-being hub, productive garden, and a pocket park.

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Artist impression of the entrance atrium (Photo credit: Queensland Government)

Ms Trad encourages the community to provide feedback about the concept master plan.

“I encourage the local community to take the time to look at the concept drawings and images and provide their thoughts and feedback. This will shape the detailed design that the design team will finalise in coming months,” Ms Trad said.

The first community feedback session will be held on 23 April 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Dutton Park State School library.

It will be followed by two more sessions at the Gair Park on 27 April 2019 from 10:00 am to noon and on 4 May 2019 from noon until 2:00 pm.  

Attendees are requested to pre-register at the Building Future Schools website.

Residents who cannot attend the community sessions may also lodge a feedback online until 12 May 2019.

Dutton Park State School Opening

An artist impression of the creative hub on Annerley Road (Photo credit: Queensland Government)

Based on projected timeline, the new high school at Dutton Park should be complete before 2021 to allow Year 7 students to commence in Term 1.

The school will add a year level until 2026 when the school will offer Year 7 to Year 12.

It is part of the $800 million Building Future Schools program of the Queensland government aiming to deliver new state schools in growth area across the state, support the master-planning of inner city state schools, and invest in existing school assets and making strategic land acquisitions for the future.

Dutton Park State School is just one out of the 35 master planned inner Brisbane state schools under the BFS program.

The program will also establish new secondary colleges in the north and south, deliver six new schools, and expand schools like the Kelvin Grove State College Ballet Academy and West End State School.