Seven state schools have been built in high-growth areas of South East Queensland following the awarding of a $1.1 billion dollar contract to the Aspire School consortium which will deliver the SEQ Public Private Partnership (PPP) Schools project.
The Aspire Schools consortium designed, built and will continue to maintain six new primary schools and one new high school in the rapidly-growing Sunshine Coast, Western Corridor, the Gold Coast and Redlands regions. See a map of new schools to be built .
The project generated an estimated 2150 new jobs over the four and half year construction period with additional jobs to be created during the 30-year ongoing maintenance period delivered by the consortium.
Bayview State School (at Thornlands South)
Peregian Springs State School (at Peregian Springs)
Coomera Rivers State School (at East Coomera)
WoodLinks State School (at Collingwood Park)
Augusta State School (at Augustine Heights)
Brightwater State School (at Bundilla)
Murrumba State Secondary College (at Murrumba Downs)
All seven schools were built in two stages, and they will feature energy efficient measures 1.9Mthat will achieve a four-star Greenstar rating from the Green Building Council of Australia 1.9M. Part of the requirement for achieving a Greenstar 4 Star Rating is to put on public display the Wetlands Management Plan 107kfor the Peregian Springs site due to its proximity to adjacent wetlands. In addition, while there is not expected to be a requirement to complete a Wetlands Management Plan for the Bellbird Park and East Coomera site, there are wetlands in the vicinity of both sites. Consequently, the following Wetlands Status Letters for Bellbird Park 57kand East Coomera 54k are available for reference.
Figures listed in the Green Building Council of Australia PDF are:
The Aspire Schools consortium will have day-to-day management responsibility for maintenance, cleaning, janitorial and schools officer (grounds-keeping) staff, while these staff will remain employees of the Queensland Government and continue to enjoy coverage under the relevant Awards and Certified Agreements.
Community groups and Parent and Citizens' Associations will also remain integral to each school's community.
Members of the consortium include Leighton Contractors, Leighton Services, Commonwealth Bank, Broad Group with private finance provided by Leighton and Commonwealth Bank entities and National Australia Bank.
For all media inquiries phone (07) 3237 1367 or email media.
For other queries please contact SEQ Schools Acting Project Director Terry Lalley via email.
SEQ Schools Map 206k
Bellbird Park 1.2M
Collingwood Park 1.1M
East Coomera 325k
Murrumba Downs 2.3M
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