Masterplan

Aquinas College Master Plan


Proposed development - Aquinas College.​

 The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane (Aquinas College) is proposing to establish a staged masterplan over the course of 10 years for Aquinas College at the below address. 

This proposal has been made as a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation under the Planning Act 2016. It is proposed to designate the premises for infrastructure as described below:

Real property descriptionLot 183 on WD2750
Property address18 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport, QLD, 4215
Local government areaGold Coast City Council

Infrastructure type

(refer to Planning Regulation 2017, Schedule 5, Part 2)

3 – community and cultural facilities, including community centres, galleries, libraries and meeting halls

6 – educational facilities

Description of proposal

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane (Aquinas College) is proposing to establish a 10 year masterplan which facilitates the upgrade of existing school facilities through the demolition and rebuilding of certain school buildings at the above address. The project includes:

  • Stage 1 – Construction of new Administration Building, General Learning Areas (GLA's), Staffroom, Construction of Stage 1 Car Park.
  • Stage 2A – Construction of Library, Science Classrooms, Tuckshop, Toilets, Covered Outdoor Area, Open Learning Centre, Changerooms.
  • Stage 2B – Chapel, Multipurpose Space, Offices, Meeting Rooms. Repurposing of existing library and part of existing Administration Building.
  • Stage 3 – Performing Arts Centre. 
  • New buildings will be no greater than 3 storeys or 15m above natural ground level.

The proposal will involve no increase to the capacity of the school (1,200 students). Upon completion of the PAC, Aquinas College may investigate the potential for the leasing of the PAC to third parties as a performance space.

 The infrastructure designation request (DSDMIP Ref: MID-0719-0348) has been made by The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane (Aquinas College) to the Planning Minister under Chapter 2, Part 5 of the Planning Act 2016.

 An Environmental Assessment Report containing details of the proposal and an assessment of potential impacts is available on the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (the department) website at: 

https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/id-consultations.

You can make a submission, on or before 19 September 2019, about the proposed designation to the Infrastructure Designation team via:

  • online: https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/id-consultations; 
  • ​email: infrastructuredesignation@dsdmip.qld.gov.au; or 
  • ​post: PO Box 15009, City East, QLD, 4002.​​

If you wish to discuss the proposal, please contact the Infrastructure Designations team within the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on 1300 967 433 or at the above email address.​

190203 Aquinas College Brochure_v3[1].pdf

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