Springfield high school opening signals education boom
The opening of the Springfield Central's new high school marks an important milestone in the education boom at Greater Springfield, the gateway to the Western Corridor.
Springfield Land Corporation Deputy Managing Director Raynuha Sinnathamby applauded the State Government for investing in education in the high-growth region.
"I offer my congratulations to the State Government and to Education Queensland," Ms Sinnathamby said.
"This school is already an extraordinary facility and, given it sits at the heart of a high-growth corridor, it will continue to grow and grow."
Ms Sinnathamby said Springfield Land Corporation donated the 8 hectares of land for the high school and the primary school adjacent to it because education was one of the pillars of the Greater Springfield master plan, which had been widely recognised for its focus on education, health and technology.
"Greater Springfield was recognised last year by the UDIA and Property Council of Australia as the best master-planned community in Australia and by the International Real Estate Federation as the best in the world," Ms Sinnathamby said.
"Education is right at the heart of the Greater Springfield story and that's why we have invested in a lifelong learning precinct called Education City, which brings a range of educators into one unique environment.
Ms Sinnathamby said Greater Springfield aimed to enhance and enrich the entire region through world class education facilities and leading technology which would allow students to reach their aspirations.
"Around 14 years ago we welcomed our first student to the city. Now there are more than 8500 students learning in Greater Springfield in one form or another which is staggering growth by anyone's measure," Ms Sinnathamby said.
Lend Lease Project Director Ian Murray has applauded the State Government for responding to the demand for educational facilities in Springfield.
"Delfin Lend Lease has always placed a strong importance on education and a commitment to providing facilities both for residents and the surrounding community," Mr Murray said.
"With more than seven families moving to Springfield Lakes each week, Springfield Lakes Central High School has been eagerly anticipated by our ever-growing community.
"We are pleased to announce the high school and primary schools, eleven future fields and 18 multi-purpose future courts will sit within the city sporting precinct and in the future will link into Robelle Domain".
"We look forward to continuing our partnership with Education Queensland, delivering much-needed educational facilities to help unlock the potential of our future generations."