Bray Park High School with Keith Cairns and Ausbuild

Ausbuild is embracing community engagement and nurturing the development industry’s next generation.

Queensland’s largest privately owned residential developer has initiated a new partnership with Bray Park State High School that will provide real-world learning opportunities for senior students in the Moreton Bay Region.

The collaborative partnership was initiated late last year when Ausbuild’s Senior Development Manager Keith Cairns met Principal Peter Turner at a Community Reference Group meeting. 

The idea quickly became a reality, launching earlier this year with an offering of 20 work experience placements at Ausbuild’s master planned community in Warner, The Sanctuary, and the goal to promote eligible students into apprenticeships or employment.  

Mr Cairns said the partnership not only aims to nurture the next generation of property professionals, it’s also an opportunity for Ausbuild to strengthen its role in the communities it is a part of.

“When a young person can see the opportunities unfolding ahead of them, a spark is lit, and it’s incredibly rewarding to be part of their early journey,” said Mr Cairns.

“This partnership will provide meaningful opportunities for students to learn about construction and development and to explore the myriad career pathways within the property industry.”

Bray Park State High School’s Industry and Vocational Training Officer Nicole Tinney said the last few years have been particularly challenging for students in years 10 to 12, who have spent much of their senior schooling participating in ‘at home’ learning.

“The partnership with Ausbuild allows students to participate in hands-on learning, which is vital as they prepare to exit school and enter tertiary learning or the workforce,” said Ms Tinney.

Site visits involving construction, geography, and science students kick off in August and will enable the students to gain a deeper understanding of how communities are brought to life.

Ausbuild Joint Managing Director, Michael Loney, said the company is immensely proud to be enhancing growth opportunities for young people in the region.


“Engaging with the next generation is an incredibly rewarding experience for our team and the consultants and contractors who are on this journey with us,” Mr Loney said.

“Together, we have the opportunity to help students realise the depths of their potential and connect over a shared love of construction, engineering, urban planning, and community development.”

The resounding success of Ausbuild’s collaboration with Bray Park State High School has laid the foundation for a new community partnership with Morayfield State High School, located only a short drive from Ausbuild’s master planned community Montrose.

To celebrate the school partnerships, Ausbuild gifted 200 rugby league tickets to both Bray Park and Morayfield State High School students and their families, through the company’s sponsorship of the New Zealand Warriors.

Students formed the Guard of Honour to welcome the players on the field and participated in the half-time entertainment activities, all held at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe: the ‘home away from home’ for the NZ Warriors in 2022.