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Health building to become part of Brisbane Central

​The current main building, housing 5 classrooms.

​GREAT news for our school community!!! On Wednesday, Education Minister, John Paul Langbroek informed us that the Child Youth Mental Health building, on the property adjacent to ours (between our current site and Water Street), will be refurbished to accommodate up to 7 classrooms from 2015!

From Minister Langbroek’s media statement:

Brisbane Central State School students will have brand new classrooms and more space to learn under a multi-million dollar project to increase the school’s capacity.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the Queensland Government would spend more than $1 million to refurbish the former Health site, for the students of Brisbane Central.

“My first priority has always been to future proof Brisbane Central State School,” Mr Langbroek said.

“That’s why we are spending more than $7.25 million to acquire the Health Department building, refurbish it and expand capacity for Brisbane Central.

“This investment will provide up to seven extra classrooms and increase capacity from 220 up to 400 students.”

Mr Langbroek said that in addition to this project, the Department would commence a master planning exercise for all Brisbane Central schools.

Member for Brisbane Central Rob Cavallucci said that he was pleased with the outcome and was looking forward to the master planning process.

“I’m delighted with the outcome, which will benefit both the Brisbane Central school community and other families of inner Brisbane,” Mr Cavallucci said.

Mr Langbroek commended Mr Cavallucci on his efforts in securing the site for Brisbane Central State School and delivering for his community as the Local Member.

“Mr Cavallucci has worked tirelessly on this with his local community and in doing so has ensured that the students of Brisbane Central get the education experience they deserve.”

Brisbane Central State School is significant to the history of Education in Queensland with the main school building constructed in 1874 and the site sustaining a Heritage listing.”

The rest of the media statement can be found at: Queensland Government Statements . This is wonderful development, and comes just in time,  as we prepare to create an additional Year 1 class from Semester 2 in the Music room.  Our sincere thanks to Minister Langbroek; State  Member for Brisbane Central, Robert Cavallucci; Deputy-Director General, Jeff Hunt; and the P&C and Reunification Committee for their advocacy and support that has led to the expansion of our school facilities.  We are very excited to be working with Central Office and Regional Facilities staff to develop our new classroom and school facilities over the next six months.