Cooloola Christian College

Master Planning Activities

As our enrolments grow our built environment must grow with us. Our Master Plan helps us prepare for projected growth and meet the needs of our students and staff over the next 10 to 20 years. We have been working closely with Bickerton Masters to develop a Master Plan to improve the internal layout, functionality, capacity and vehicle arrangements to the College campus. While the works proposed as part of the Master Plan are not as a direct result of increased student and staff numbers, the College is anticipating future growth over the coming years.

Importantly, the proposed Master Plan aims to maintain the existing balance between built form and outdoor open space within the subject land through appropriate building transitions and height limits and ensuring existing setbacks with our neighbours are maintained to align with community expectations.

We have undergone a master planning process, proposing a number of improvements to the main campus grounds to meet the current and future needs of the College. The proposed Master Plan is mostly contained within the College’s existing building footprint and involves the utilisation of existing buildings on the subject land. Key projects proposed as part of the Master Plan include:

    • internal refurbishment to multi-purpose hall to create performing arts centre for students
    • improvements to outdoor sport and recreation facilities including the provision of junior sports oval within eastern side
    • new sports hall and change facilities
    • outside school hours care facilities
    • refurbishment of administration building
    • student service centre
    • improvements to internal communal spaces
    • new classrooms.

The subject land is accessed from College Road to the west of the campus. The proposed Master Plan will formalise an existing approved vehicle access from Valentine Street to improve the overall access arrangements across the subject land. Carparking will continue to be provided across the southern edge of the subject land with increased capacity south of the outside school hours care facilities. A revised carparking supply study will be undertaken as part of the designation process to ensure the peak demands are appropriately catered for as part of the master plan design.

To continue to deliver on our commitment to provide quality education to our community we are requesting that the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning identify our campus as an infrastructure designation under the Planning Act 2016. This designation will recognise the College for the following purposes:

    • education facilities
    • facilities at which an education and care service under the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) is operated.

If the MID is approved by the Minister, this designation would acknowledge and reflect what we use the subject land for today. 

Having your say

We are at the early states of the project and encourage you to review and have your say about the College’s master planning activities and proposed infrastructure designation by submitting an enquiry via email to [email protected] or [email protected]

If you are interested in our infrastructure designation and proposed Master Plan and would like to meet with a member of our team, please contact Paul Suffolk Business Manager at Cooloola Christian College on 07 5481 1000 or Lauren Higgins, Senior Planner on 07 3392 1911 (Gaskell Planning Consultants).

This early engagement period will be open for your comments until 9 May 2022.

It is important to note that a formal community consultation will also be undertaken later in the infrastructure designation process. During this period, neighbours, key stakeholders and residents will have a similar opportunity to provide input or simply learn more about our proposed master plan.

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