New School in North Lakes Region Could Become a Reality with New Education Fund

Thanks to government allocation to build new schools in Queensland, the wish of parents to have a new school or campus in the North Lakes area could become a reality soon.

The state government is investing $200 million for the Advancing Queensland State Schools program, which is intended to fast-track state school infrastructure projects. The investment includes a $45-million fund to acquire new school sites in the state.

Chris Whiting, MP for Murrumba, is pushing to get funding for a new high school site in the North Lakes area. Whiting said that since he was elected, parents in the area have been urging him to push for a new local high school or campus. He believes that the Advancing Queensland Schools fund is an excellent opportunity for the booming region to finally get its wish.

Parents from North Lakes, Mango Hill and Griffin have been asking the Department of Education and Training to give locals another option for their kids.

The residents’ demand found support in an independent proposal by Building Queensland in December 2016 indicating a need for a secondary school in North Brisbane. The Building Queensland report states that the current schools in the North Lakes area may not be able to handle future enrolment demand.

The region has seen strong growth over the years and the population has grown significantly. Parents believe that the educational infrastructure needed to meet the region’s growth must be built the soonest time possible.