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Ministerial Infrastructure Designation

Planning for the future

St John’s Anglican College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational Christian school founded in 1994 and located in the leafy surrounds of Forest Lake, Brisbane. The College has provided independent education and community facilities since its establishment.

To assist with future development of the College a Master Plan has been developed which includes the following changes aimed at improving the existing education facilities for both students and staff members:

Secondary Campus

  • extension to Block C (Specialist Building)
  • construction of Block F (Multipurpose Building) comprising a Health and Wellbeing Centre and Playing Courts
  • addition of Block H (Multipurpose Auditorium) to extend from existing Auditorium (Block J) and to comprise additional Music Practice Rooms, Performance Spaces, 125 Seat Lecture Theatre and Drama Facilities
  • construction of Block K (Aquatic Centre) a 3 storey facility incorporating a 50 metre pool, learn to swim facilities, grandstand, change rooms, classrooms and maintenance facilities
  • new 2 storey General Learning Building (Block L)
  • new single storey Chapel (Block M)
  • new Boarding Facilities (Block N) over 3 storeys
  • addition of a future Carparking area (90 spaces)


The College has endeavoured to provide a balance between the built form and open space areas while also planning for the projected growth of the campus.

Ministerial Infrastructure Designation

To deliver on our commitment to the College community we will request that the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning endorse this Master Plan and identify our campus as a ‘Ministerial Infrastructure Designation’ (MID) under the Planning Act 2016. This designation will apply to the whole campus which will be recognised for the following purposes:

  • education facilities;
  • facilities at which an education and care service under the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) is operated.

A MID allows for the delivery of essential community infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, and police/ ambulance/ fire stations. The MID process provides an alternative assessment pathway to lodging a development application with Brisbane City Council.

The proposed MID will be requested in accordance with Chapter 2, Part 5 of the Planning Act 2016. If the Master Plan and MID is approved, this designation would acknowledge and reflect what the College uses this land for today and secure development of the campus in the future.

Source: Nearmap, 2021 (image captured 20 November 2021)

Having your say

We are at the early stages of the project and encourage you to review and have your say about the College’s master planning activities and proposed MID. You can submit an enquiry via email to [email protected]

Alternatively, if you are interested in our master planning activities and proposed MID and would like to discuss with a member of our team, please contact Mrs Karen Lewis, Business Manager at St John’s Anglican College on 07 3372 0111.

It is important to note that formal community consultation will be undertaken should the proposal proceed through the MID process. This will provide neighbours, key stakeholders and residents with the opportunity to make a submission or simply learn more about our master planning activities and proposed MID.