Australian Schools Go Vertical

April 12, 2018

The densification of our inner cities has a considerable impact on infrastructure, and state government's have looked to resolve the situation by thinking vertically.


The Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian governments have all committed major funding to vertical schooling within their most populated cities; a trend that doesn't appear to be slowing. 



The Arthur Phillip High School in NSW reaches 17 storeys as part of the $5 billion NSW School Infrastructure program. It's become NSW's first public high rise school.



The Queensland government announced a $500 million proposal for two new vertical schools in Brisbane's inner city region by 2020.


The first of the two schools will be based at the former Fortitude Valley school site, whilst the second will be located in South Brisbane servicing the inner-south region.


The last new school built in Brisbane's inner-city area dates back to 1963.



The $100 million Adelaide Botanic High School will be a 7 storey building located in the CBD.  The first vertical school in South Australia, its set to open by 2019.



Melbourne's first vertical school, Haileybury City Campus opened in January 2017. Prior to its renovation the building functioned as a call centre. This one-time office block has 360 degree views of Melbourne's city.


This post appeared on The Urban Developer.



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