Plans for the Shared Springfield Multi-Purpose Hall Revealed

Photo credit: epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

Designs for the multimillion-dollar, multipurpose hall that would be shared by Springfield Central State High School and Ipswich City Council are currently being reviewed.

The project is a part of the government’s Advancing Queensland State Schools  initiative where the government has allocated $200 million to fund land acquisitions for new schools, along with 30 new and refurbished school halls.

An artist’s impression for a multipurpose hall at Springfield Central State High School. Photo credit: epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

The state government has committed a $6.9-million funding for the project and following Division 9 – Councillor Sheila Ireland’s campaign for council funding last year, the Council is expected to provide an additional $2 million towards the project.

Councillor Sheila Ireland said that “When completed this new multi-purpose hall would also allow for the not for profit sector to undertake important outreach services.”

An artist’s impression for a multipurpose hall at Springfield Central State High School. Photo credit: epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

The 3,566 sqm multi-purpose hall will be built on campus with the help of Education Queensland.

According to Charis Mullen MP – State Member for Jordan, the hall is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2019 school year.

Plans for the multi-purpose hall include retractable basketball backboards, a scoreboard, and sprung sports floors. The hall will also have various amenities, an office, and meeting rooms.