School plan under microscope
FUNDING concerns and buildings versus open space were the main issues raised at the official unveiling of the draft master plan for Warwick State High School yesterday.
Detailed designs for the plan were on display for the small group of community members who gathered to hear about it.
Among them were Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg and various teachers at the school.
Education Queensland (EQ) regional director for Darling Downs and South West, Greg Dickman, along with regional infrastructure manager John Brazier and WSHS principal Cheryl Dossetto, gave a short presentation about the master plan.
By 2031, they said, the high school's projected enrolment would be 1400 students.
The current capacity is 1100.
Mr Springborg said his first concern was for the sociology of the teachers and students.
"The impact on cramming buildings into spaces is what concerns me - the impact it has on staff and for socialisation for children," he said.
"The more you build buildings out, the harder it is for kids to run around, and the less likely they'll be to do it."
Mr Springborg also queried safety when students were to cross Victoria St and said this needed to be further examined.
Another teacher raised concerns for staff car parking.