Message from Building Future Schools:
Thank you for your feedback to the Department of Education (the Department) during the community consultation period for the proposed catchment and enrolment approach for the new Inner City South State Secondary College (SSC).
Following the closure of the consultation period, the Department considered all of the feedback received on the proposed catchment map.
An analysis of the feedback identified that the following considerations were important to the local community:
residential streets should not be split between two catchments;
the established methodology of determining catchment boundaries using trafficable roads does not always account for active travel routes in urban areas; and
the communities of Dutton Park, Yeronga and Woolloongabba are very supportive of the school and many residents are keen to be located within the ICSSSC catchment.
In response to this feedback, the department has made amendments to the Inner City South SSC catchment including expansion to the north-east to include a section of Woolloongabba, slight expansion to the east near Stones Corner; expansion to the south-east to follow Logan Road to Denham Street, following park boundaries and main streets to the river at Yeronga; and a slight reduction of the north-west boundary to minimise street splitting as well as adopting a main road approach for the boundary.
The final catchment boundary for Inner City South SSC can be viewed on the Building Future Schools Fund website here.
Transitional enrolment arrangements will form part of the Enrolment Management Plan, which will be finalised following the appointment of the founding Principal during early 2019.
We sincerely appreciate the time and consideration you have given to this process and thank you for your valued feedback. We look forward to your ongoing support and contributions as we progress towards the opening of this exciting new school for the South Brisbane community in 2021.
The Building Future Schools program team