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New Woodcrest student workshops in design stages

Daniel Bouwmeester    November 25, 2023    2 min read   

The state government is planning to deliver a new Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) facility for Woodcrest State College.

The proposed development will provide the school with new facilities to meet curriculum and extra-curricular needs, and support enrolments.

Some of the proposed facilities include three multi-purpose workshops, an engineering workshop, graphic design studio, staff workroom, and storage room.

ITD subjects incorporate theoretical knowledge with practical application in learning environments that include fixed and portable equipment.

They also use computer applications and a range of materials – wood, metal, plastics, and their related products and accessories.

The planned location of the facility is in the north-eastern wing of the school grounds, facing the Top Oval opposite the WesTEC Trade Training Centre.

Consultation on the planning and design was open through November until Friday, December 1.

New ITD facility for Woodcrest State College – concept site plan. Images: Queensland Government.

Project scope

The proposed development will include:

• Construction of a new ITD facility, including three multi-purpose workshops, storage, graphic design studio, staff workroom, and engineering workshop.

• Relocation of shade structures adjoining the oval, cricket nets, and existing demountable building.

• New covered link access.

• New landscaping.

Next steps

As part of the planning and approval process, the department will consider the traffic, heritage, vegetation, acoustic, and stormwater impacts and mitigations.

The outcomes of these investigations will be used to develop the detailed design of the ITD facility for Woodcrest State College.

Before a final planning decision is made, a second round of community consultation will take place in the coming months outlining further project details, including final height and design.

Woodcrest State College is a Prep to Year 12 College with specialised primary and secondary school campuses including gymnasiums, laboratories, playing fields, performing, and practical arts programs, on-site kindergarten and trade training centre.

It is located at 38 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield, just across the road from the Springfield Train Station. For more information, visit woodcrestsc.eq.edu.au or call 3280 2444.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.