Education continues to boom at Greater Springfield with both the public and private education sectors moving to secure their future with new campuses in the high-growth Western Corridor.

Maha Sinnathamby said that construction had begun on the new St Peters Lutheran College and that Catholic Education Brisbane had recently announced work would begin on a Catholic primary school next year.

“Education is the currency of the future and it will always be at the very heart of the Springfield story,” he said.

“We recently saw the official opening of the Springfield Central State School and Springfield Central State High School at the edge of our Education City and Health City precincts and these two new private schools will be situated nearby.”

Mr Sinnathamby said Greater Springfield already has one of the highest student-to-resident ratios in Australia but this looked set to increase with new schools.“Around 14 years ago we welcomed our first student to the city. Now there are more than 8,700 students learning in Greater Springfield in one form or another which is staggering growth by anyone’s measure,” he said.

“Around 42% of the Greater Springfield population of 22,000 are involved in formal learning, which is an extraordinary lifelong learning ratio. “There are many factors for this education boom but the major drivers are our unrelenting population growth and a high proportion of young people aged 0-14.”