Work begins on multi-million dollar Gold Coast high school expansion

Construction has officially begun today on a $14.7 million expansion at Helensvale State High School.

The new three-storey building includes 12 flexibly-designed classrooms, dedicated student and staff areas, meeting rooms and a commercial-sized kitchen for hospitality students.

Principal Karen Lindsay said the specialist hospitality area was one of the building’s best design features which would allow the school to share the new facility with the community whilst showcasing the talents of its hospitality students.


“The complex will help us provide our students with pathways to their preferred futures,” she said.

Education Minister Grace Grace is also delighted for the 2500 students that will benefit from the expansion, and says the project proves the Government’s commitment to deliver for the growth of Gold Coast schools.

“The northern Gold Coast region has experienced major growth over recent years and Helensvale State High School is one of Queensland’s largest high schools,” she said.


The new block is expected to be finished by 2019.

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