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Queensland Schools Planning Reference Committee

The Queensland Schools Planning Reference Committee (QSPRC)'s purpose is to establish and maintain a consultative, cross-sector process to:

QSPRC background

The Queensland School Planning Commission was a Ministerial Advisory Committee tasked in 2012 with improving processes for the planning of Queensland schools in consultation with key sectorial stakeholders. The work of the commission was completed in July 2014 following submission of a second and final report and delivery on its ministerial mandate.

A recommendation from the commission's final report was to continue ongoing consultation about future demand mapping for new state and non-state school requirements in collaboration with key stakeholders. Consequently, the QSPRC will continue to consult with cross-sectoral stakeholders to provide advice on the planning and delivery of future schools in Queensland.

QSPRC membership

QSPRC committee chair

Title Area
Executive Director Infrastructure Planning and Delivery, Infrastructure Services Branch, Corporate Services Division, Department of Education (DoE)

QSPRC committee members

Title Area
Assistant Director-General State Schools - Rural and Remote Branch, State Schools Division, DoE
Manager Capital Programs, Queensland Catholic Education Commission
Manager Planning Services, Brisbane Catholic Education Office
Principal Advisor Strategic Resourcing, Independent Schools Queensland
Manager Planning Development and Environment, Local Government Association of Queensland
Team Leader Consolidated Projections Project, Queensland Government Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury
Vacant Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

QSPRC terms of reference

The QSPRC terms of reference document outlines the terms in which the committee operates.

QSPRC cross-sectoral new school demand mapping

Under the umbrella of the QSPRC, regular consultation occurs with local councils experiencing or expecting significant population growth. Population projections provided by the Queensland Government Statistician's Office (QGSO) and by participating councils is analysed and compared to existing cross-sectoral school capacity to determine the future new school demand within council areas.

In October-November 2017 a series of workshops were conducted within the five local government areas that were identified as key growth areas in Queensland. The five local government areas and the corresponding demand maps are identified below:

Brisbane City Council - 2017

Gold Coast City Council - 2017

Ipswich City Council - 2017

Logan City Council - 2017

Sunshine Coast Council - 2017

In April and May 2018, the next round of workshops with five local government areas identified as key growth areas was held, and produced the demand maps below:

Cairns Regional Council - 2018

Townsville City Council - 2018

Redland City Council - 2018

Toowoomba Regional Council - 2018

Moreton Bay Regional Council - 2018

QSPRC documentation

Findings report

Findings from the 2017 QSPRC cross-sectoral demand analysis findings by local government areas are outlined within the Queensland schools planning reference committee cross-sectoral demand mapping report.

Interactive map

The interactive schools infrastructure demand map is maintained by QGSO in consultation with DoE.

The interactive schools infrastructure demand map, 2015 edition, provides access to average annual growth of projected primary and secondary school age persons data, for all Queensland SA2 regions. It features the ability to search for street addresses and school names, zoom capabilities and a Google road map layer.

Contact QSPRC

The Infrastructure Services Branch of DoE hosts the Secretariat function for the QSPRC.

The QSPRC is contactable through the secretariat:

Phone: (07) 3034 5129