Public consultation is currently ongoing on a proposal lodged by Stuartholme School, seeking to improve its learning and sporting facilities and establish new facilities at its Main Campus on Birdwood Terrace, Toowong, and at their Freers Site on Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Bardon.
Stuartholme School currently has 680 students and is expected to grow to 800 students over the next decade.
To accommodate the growing student population, the school has recently applied to the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP) for a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) endorsement.
Through the MID, the Catholic secondary day and boarding school for girls is seeking approval for a new building and refurbishment work to existing facilities and adjacent areas as identified in its Stuartholme Masterplan 2020.
Improvements being sought for the Main Campus include the establishment of:
- A four-storey Multi-purpose Sports and Innovation Centre which will house seven learning spaces, a library, staff room, two multipurpose indoor courts, kitchenette, design lounge, innovation forum, makers spaces, cafeteria and breakout spaces, among other functions and activities.
- Up to five-level building containing the indoor sports facilities and support functions, general learning areas, staff support facilities and storage and amenities.
- Conversion of the hardcourt into a car parking area that will allow an additional 22 cars.
The school also proposed the redevelopment of the Freers Site which currently houses the gymnasium and the overflow storage items from the main campus. The site also contains the storage and maintenance workshop for the Stuartholme rowing boats and other schools.
Specifically, the redevelopment proposal involves the establishment of internal training facilities including new sporting fields for hockey, and touch football as well as new netball courts and cricket nets, among other site improvements.
Target completion for the Freers Site redevelopment is by 2023.
To make a submission and for further information on the MID, visit the DSDILGP site here. The consultation ends on 9 May 2022.