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The Department of Education's Building Future Schools program is responding to the population growth across Queensland https://yoursay.buildingfutureschools.advancingeducation.qld.gov.au/master-planning

 

Building Future Schools master planning program

Ithaca Creek State School was one of 35 inner-city schools selected to participate in the Building Future Schools Fund master planning program in 2017.

The master planning program was established to consider how state schools in Brisbane’s inner-city can continue to provide quality education to all local students as enrolment demand continues to increase with population growth.

The master planning program was completed in June 2019 providing inner-city schools with a blueprint for the future. The plans will assist the Department of Education to identify future requirements across the inner-city schooling network and consider how enrolment growth demands can be addressed in a holistic approach.

The master plans were developed by architects and specialist consultants and considered enrolment projections, current capacity, infrastructure options and possible build platforms as well as site constraints.

The master plans were developed in collaboration with school communities as an important first step in understanding the schools visions and long-term requirements to continue to deliver quality state schooling education to their students.

Further planning will now be undertaken with each individual school to progress the delivery of their stage 1 facilities. As part of this process, consultation will be undertaken with the broader community.

The Ithaca Creek State School Master Plan

Last year I was involved in the development of the Ithaca Creek State School concept master plan as part of the Building Future Schools Fund. Along with students, staff and parents, we examined our current school facilities and looked at how we could grow the school to deliver the infrastructure required for our school now and in the future.

Our master plan provides a long-term vision for the school to guide future growth through new infrastructure.

In the 2019/20 State Budget, Ithaca Creek State School was allocated funding to deliver the first stage of the master plan which will provide us with a general learning centre. This is an exciting opportunity for the school to deliver modern learning facilities for our community to ensure we can continue to provide the highest quality learning experience for our students.

Project Milestones and next steps

The master plan is the first step in a process used by the Department of Education to plan for the future infrastructure needs of the inner-city schooling network.

DM2 Architecture have recently been appointed to commence the design development for the new building. I have been working with parents and staff to articulate our vision for the new learning building and its connection to our existing school facilities.

I look forward to sharing the progress on the design development as planning continues. The project will also be released for community consultation as part of the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process.

Please keep an eye out in the newsletter and school website for project updates.

Eunice Webb

Principal

Further queries regarding the project may be directed to buildingfutureschools@qed.qld.gov.au

 
 
 
 
 
The school has a Traffic Management Plan developed in consultation with the Brisbane City Council. We are an Active School Travel school and encourage all families to walk, cycle, scooter, car-pool or public transport to school.
 



Ithaca Creek State School has the following facilities

 

Swimming Pool, Tuckshop and Outside Hours School Care facility

 

Oval Cricket Nets, Tennis/Basketball Courts

 

Multi-purpose hall

 

Teaching and Learning Centre including the school library

 

Technology and Robotics lab (TechKnow Room)

 

Large natural play areas

 

Playgrounds, handball courts and undercover play spaces

 

Music and Art rooms

 

Traditional and contemporary learning spaces