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Just under 700,000 students will enrol in Australia in the next eight years resulting in an additional 1700 schools to be built.

Big increase in schools predicted

A report in The Australian newspaper, "Schools to chalk up massive growth" indicated that the federal education department is expecting an additional 670,000 students by 2020.
The majority (520,000) will be in primary schools with the Independent Schools Council of Australia predicting that more than 1700 schools will need to be built.

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