Toowoomba-based FK Gardner and Sons gets $73 million contract for stage one of Greenbank's new primary school

CONSTRUCTION LOOMS: Mirvac's Mark Clancy and Warwick Bible, with Jordan MP Charis Mullen and Logan MP Linus Power at Everleigh, where a new school build will soon get under way.
CONSTRUCTION LOOMS: Mirvac's Mark Clancy and Warwick Bible, with Jordan MP Charis Mullen and Logan MP Linus Power at Everleigh, where a new school build will soon get under way.

TOOWOOMBA-based firm FK Gardner and Sons has been given the $73 million contract to build the first stages of Greenbank's new primary school, to open in 2022.

The school will sit on Ivory Parkway in the Everleigh development, at the corner of an extended Leanne Court, which will run through the north-east corner of the estate to take traffic off Teviot Road.

Stage one will incorporate an admin block, library, multi-purpose hall, prep and junior learning areas, amenities, canteen and covered areas.

The first sod will be turned in coming weeks, Education Minister Grace Grace said.

FKG Group managing director Nick Gardner said the team was excited to take on the three projects.

"As a proud Queensland and family owned construction and engineering business, we are very pleased to be awarded the contracts for the Caloundra South, Coomera Special and North Maclean schools," Mr Gardner said.

"Adding these projects to our pipeline is great news and gives us the chance to create further opportunities for local subcontractors and to support our local communities."

The company was also awarded the tenders for a primary school at Caloundra South and a special school at Coomera.

"More than $198 million (GST inclusive) has been invested into building stage one of the schools, supporting a combined total of 600 construction jobs," Ms Grace said.

"These schools will not only provide students with a world-class education but construction will ensure local tradies can continue to work as we recover from COVID-19."

Children from Greenbank, North Maclean and the greater Flagstone Priority Development Area will start lessons at the school in term one, 2022.

it comes after a new school opened its doors at Yarrabilba last year.

FK Gardner and Sons' website says the firm also has offices in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Mackay, Newcastle, Rockhampton, Roma and Townsville.

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