Discovery Coast Realty managing director Brad Fuller says Agnes Water must get a high school to be able to attract development.
Discovery Coast Realty managing director Brad Fuller says Agnes Water must get a high school to be able to attract development. Rob Black

Agnes high school is a must

MANAGING director of Discovery Coast Realty (Coldwell Banker) Brad Fuller said he received inquiries on a weekly basis from business people, developers and those simply wanting to make the sea change about a secondary school in Agnes Water.

“There is a need for a high school right now. I am currently talking with people from the big coal and gas companies and they can’t house the 10,000 people in Gladstone and are looking at Agnes – but there is no high school,” Mr Fuller said.

“Workers and even the executives want to come and settle their families here, and while there is a primary school here, they want to come for the long term.”

Mr Fuller said another developer he deals with “is bringing 400 lots” and it just makes business sense that the infrastructure needs to be here.

“And not only are we not getting people moving to the area because of the lack of a high school, but we are losing good people too,” he said.

“People need long-term security for their kids and we end up losing a lot of intellectual property when good business people have to move away so their children can be close to a secondary school.”

Mr Fuller said he was most disappointed at Education Queensland’s attitude and attended a meeting where the concerns and wishes of the people were dismissed. “There is a very logical case for a high school in Agnes Water right now,” he said.



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