St Joseph’s College Unveils Final Masterplan For Major Expansion

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St Joseph’s College in Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill has unveiled its final masterplan for a major expansion which will take place in the next 15 years.


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The Catholic school lodged a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation to be assessed by the Queensland Government and decided by the planning minister, following submissions received during community consultation.

St Joseph’s College revised their plans in response to feedback received by the community and the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning during the consultation stage.

The amended plans cover the existing buildings located on the Main Campus, Westcourt and Waterford Place 1, and a new building – Waterford Place 2 located at 184 St Pauls Tce.

Main campus

For the main campus, St Joseph’s College is planning to build new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classrooms and a new indoor sports facility. 

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Planned to be completed in 10 years, the five-storey building will feature Manual Arts Centre classrooms. It will have formal frontage to Water Street and connection to Tony White Building.

It will provide up to 69 car parking spaces in the basement and new Waters pedestrian entry.

Waterford Place

The college is also planning to complete this new building in 10 years. It will feature new additional storeys (3rd and 4th Floors).

The additional storeys will be used to house the school’s future cultural precinct and music and sporting facilities.

Waterford Place II

The new eight-storey building will be completed in two stages, which could take up to 15 years. For the initial stage, works will start in 2022 and be completed by 2024. To facilitate the development, the school has proposed to demolish the existing car parking and earthworks.

Westcourt

To be completed in 10+ years, plans include adding an additional storey (second floor) spanning 227 sqm of gross floor area for the school’s new administration and office level.

Also part of the proposal is the demolition of the existing QLD Health Building facing Quarry Street and retrofitting the car park for storage, car parking and HPE facility for students.


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The major expansion has been proposed to meet the demand for students in the next five years, which is expected to increase by up to 50 students for every year level.