Stakeholders gathered to provide feedback on the 5 shortlisted submissions for the reuse of the Tewantin TAFE site which included education, sports, childcare/mixed and training/arts/research.  Lack of detail due to the commercial in confidence nature made the task not easy, with many questions both unique, as well common to all. One dominant question, even though outside the scope of the task for that day, was given the site is the equivalent of 14 football ovals, why can there not be a small portion of that utilised to address our accommodation crisis? As explained, this would require community and Council support, as the area outside the building envelope is covered by biodiversity overlays, as well mapped as koala priority area. A big discussion and one that I will open in the coming weeks whilst due diligence is undertaken on the financial capabilities of the submitters as part of the EOI process.

A preferred proponent is expected to be announced by the end of the year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office via or by calling 5319 3100.