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New School Construction Could Benefit Property Owners

By David Bell

Real estate in Rockhampton may soon become even more desirable, according to a release from the Queensland government.

In a November 14 release detailing where new schools will likely be built over the next two decades, Rockhampton was singled out as one of the areas.

Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek announced the second round of demand maps spotlighting which regions are ripe for development.

"The maps show that up to 20 primary and up to eight secondary schools may be required by 2031 in areas of Ipswich, Springfield, Brisbane south, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Gladstone and Rockhampton," Mr Langbroek said.

"Fourteen out of the top 30 development hot spots have now been analysed and findings for the remainder will be available by mid next year."

This is good news for owners of real estate in the region on two fronts.

First, it highlights forecasted population growth. Secondly, schools are an important amenity for those looking to buy a home in any given area.

Mr Langbroek pointed out that accessible education was identified by Queenslanders as being a priority.

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