The Queensland Government recently released its State Infrastructure Plan, which represents a bold approach to addressing the State’s future infrastructure needs.
The State’s capital program includes an investment of a record $1.454 billion into building new state schools and refurbishing, maintaining and expanding existing state schools right across Queensland.
“Not only does this Budget provide funding for new and enhanced education infrastructure across Queensland, it has the added benefit of driving job creation in the construction industry,” Treasurer Jackie Trad said.
INTREC are currently well underway with the construction of a new 8 GLA Building at Augusta State School, QLD.
Augusta State School was opened in 2011 with a student population of just under 300 students. By 2017, student population totalled over 878 with a catchment area that includes Augustine Heights, Brentwood Rise, Brookwater and small areas of Redbank Plains and Bellbird Park.
Designed to accommodate for the rapid increase in enrolments at the growing school located within the Western Corridor, the new structure consists of a state-of-the-art two-storey, 8 classroom facility with bathrooms, a teacher’s area and future space for additional classrooms.
The team recently carried out the concrete pour for the second 900sqm post-tension suspended slab, which has been built on a very steep gradient with 8-metre-high concrete columns supporting the first-floor deck. Outdoor learning spaces, undercover space, an elevator and covered walkways are all part of the extensive scope of works.
Delivered alongside Steele Wrobel and Peddle Thorp, the site is located in close proximity to existing school buildings. Throughout the construction process, INTREC have endeavoured to minimise disruptions to the daily operations of the School by carefully timing noisy works and ensuring deliveries occur outside of peak drop-off and pick-up times.
‘Approachability’ is a value at the forefront of the INTREC ethos and has been instrumental to the success of INTREC’s diverse range of Education projects. Partnering with the Department of Education to deliver projects at over 13 schools in Queensland over the past two years, INTREC is committed to using approachability, communication and innovation to deliver state-of-the-art facilities that contribute to the quality education of future generations and, in alignment with the Augusta State School motto, “inspire an even better tomorrow”.
If you’d like to discuss INTREC’s Construction or Education capabilities further, please contact Amy Williams, National Client Relationship Manager at email@example.com or call 0451 155 663.