Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) is a select entry school that currently caters for students from Years 10 to 12.

The Queensland Government has committed to expanding QASMT to cater for Year 7 to 9 students, so that by 2021 the school will cater for Years 7 to 12.

Project overview

The expansion of QASMT will be delivered in two stages. Stage 1 will be delivered by the start of the 2019 school year to accommodate Year 7 students. Stage 2 will provide accommodation for Years 8 and 9 students and will be completed for the start of the 2020 school year.

Consultation

The Department of Education undertook community consultation for the QASMT expansion project between February and April 2018.

Feedback received from residents and the community on the project and preliminary master plan have been incorporated into the updated expansion plans.

Key changes to the expansion plans based on community feedback included:

  • Reduction in number of additional carparks on site – additional carparks will be added under the Northern Learning Centre

  • Removal of a proposed formal carpark accessed via Miskin Street

  • New kiss and ride facility on Bywong Street to improve traffic flow and access to on-street parking

  • The location of the Northern Learning Centre has been adjusted to move it further from Toowong Creek

  • The Eastern STEM Building has been reduced in height to be the same height as the existing buildings

Infrastructure Designation

Stage 2 of the QASMT expansion will require Infrastructure Designation (ID).The ID process ensures sites within Queensland are identified and made available for critical infrastructure such as educational facilities, hospitals and utilities.

The ID process includes public consultation and this is expected to be undertaken in late 2018. This process is coordinated by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. For more information visit: https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/id-consultations

Construction

Stage 1 works will commence on Monday 17 September and primarily involve refurbishment of existing school infrastructure.

Stage 2 will commence in late-2018 and include a new northern learning centre and a new eastern STEM hub.


Last updated 6 September 2018

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) is a select entry school that currently caters for students from Years 10 to 12.

The Queensland Government has committed to expanding QASMT to cater for Year 7 to 9 students, so that by 2021 the school will cater for Years 7 to 12.

Project overview

The expansion of QASMT will be delivered in two stages. Stage 1 will be delivered by the start of the 2019 school year to accommodate Year 7 students. Stage 2 will provide accommodation for Years 8 and 9 students and will be completed for the start of the 2020 school year.

Consultation

The Department of Education undertook community consultation for the QASMT expansion project between February and April 2018.

Feedback received from residents and the community on the project and preliminary master plan have been incorporated into the updated expansion plans.

Key changes to the expansion plans based on community feedback included:

  • Reduction in number of additional carparks on site – additional carparks will be added under the Northern Learning Centre

  • Removal of a proposed formal carpark accessed via Miskin Street

  • New kiss and ride facility on Bywong Street to improve traffic flow and access to on-street parking

  • The location of the Northern Learning Centre has been adjusted to move it further from Toowong Creek

  • The Eastern STEM Building has been reduced in height to be the same height as the existing buildings

Infrastructure Designation

Stage 2 of the QASMT expansion will require Infrastructure Designation (ID).The ID process ensures sites within Queensland are identified and made available for critical infrastructure such as educational facilities, hospitals and utilities.

The ID process includes public consultation and this is expected to be undertaken in late 2018. This process is coordinated by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. For more information visit: https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/id-consultations

Construction

Stage 1 works will commence on Monday 17 September and primarily involve refurbishment of existing school infrastructure.

Stage 2 will commence in late-2018 and include a new northern learning centre and a new eastern STEM hub.


Last updated 6 September 2018