L-R: Member for Logan Linus Power, San Damiano College Principal Peter Edwards, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training representative Melissa Cronk and Lendlease representative Terry Hamilton, Councillor Laurie Koranski.
A new page has turned for our growing Yarrabilba community, with the announcement of a state-of-the-art TAFE Community Learning Centre right on our doorstep.
Supporting a brighter future for the next generation, the learning hub, situated at The Buzz, will help link students up with the TAFE system, providing educational pathways and career opportunities in Yarrabilba.
Currently under construction, The Buzz is a new community space that was delivered in partnership with Logan City Council, Lendlease, Queensland Government and Brisbane Catholic Education. The facility will consist of three separate buildings, known as pods, which make up the precinct.
Council has called for tenders to operate Pods 1 and 2, with TAFE Queensland’s lease being for Pod 3.
The location of the facility is situated between Yarrabilba State Secondary College and San Damiano College, offering a range of training opportunities for local students even before they finish school.
Governance Chair, Councillor Karen Murphy said the lease with TAFE Queensland would be for five years, with an option for a further five years.
“Council is delighted to partner with the Queensland Government to deliver vital further education and training to Yarrabilba and the surrounding suburbs,” Cr Murphy said.
“We’ve designed this facility to connect all parts of the community, and a youth centre will be another strong focus when it opens later this year.”
The Buzz at Yarrabilba was facilitated under the Palaszczuk Government’s Community Hubs and Partnerships program, which provides strategic leadership in collaborative planning and delivery of social infrastructure to improve the accessibility of services and connecting community.
State Member for Logan Linus Power said TAFE Queensland would be a welcome addition to the multi-use community centre.
“It’s facilities like these, with services like TAFE Queensland, that offer Queenslanders of all ages opportunities to learn and grow in collaborative spaces close to home,” Mr Power said.
“It’s great the TAFE will be connecting students to the network to find a job locally.
“I look forward to seeing The Buzz come to life and now it’s able to offer Yarrabilba residents and neighbours more education opportunities.”
The Buzz is located at the corner of Yarrabilba Dr and Basalt Dr, Yarrabilba.
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