Taxes wasted as State of the Art Campus at Tewantin TAFE sits abandonded. Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News
Taxes wasted as State of the Art Campus at Tewantin TAFE sits abandonded. Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News Geoff Potter

New bid to revive mouldering Noosa Tafe complex

AN active community hub - that is the latest suggestion to reinvent the Noosa Tafe college complex still wasting away in Tewantin after it closed its doors in 2014.

Music4Children founder Oz Bayldon has a submission to the unused site into an "interactive entertainment and practical education” centre through active community training programs.

"The hub will be a destination venue for all our community families, young people and tourists alike to visit and experience,” Mr Bayldon said.

His concept is to be self-sustaining without the need for taxpayer funding and would require the completion of a 1000 seat ampitheatre in the centre of the complex.

On Friday and Saturday nights live music would help generate funds for the running costs of the facilities.

The hub would consist of three sections offering nationally accredited qualifications

Building one would be a sound lab incorporating a live media school with students learning to record, film, stream and podcast.

Building two would be the food lab for hospitality and tourism training.

"Hospitality is one of the biggest industries out there - our students will be trained to be at the top of their game,” Mr Bayldon said.

Building three would be the kid lab, a space for young people to "socialise, meet and express themselves”.

But it would also cater for families with child care service, a mini cinema, creative spaces as well as an adventure park.

"We have spoken to the world famous leaders in eco-builds Earth Ship about the possibility of them building the venue,” Mr Bayldon said


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