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Rapid population growth in South-East Queensland prompts $400 million spend on five new state schools

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Five new schools will open this week in South-East Queensland to help ease the stranglehold of soaring population growth on the region’s education infrastructure.

Three of the campuses have been built in booming pockets on the Sunshine Coast, where the population is expected to swell to 500,000 in the next two decades.

The new facilities also include a high school in Brisbane’s inner-south and a primary school at Pimpama on the Gold Coast, one of Australia’s fastest-growing suburbs.

Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga said the…



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