CREEC Café - expression of interest

Council is seeking expressions of interest from eligible community organisations for a Social Enterprise Café Trustee Permit located at the Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre, Burpengary. 

The Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) is on an 18-hectare reserve next to Burpengary Creek. This location includes a rare lowland rainforest riparian ecosystem. The site has an environmental centre with a commercial kitchen, a community-run plant nursery and a koala fodder plantation which is utilised by local wildlife carers.

Since the installation of an all-abilities playground and other enhancements, visitation rates have increased. On average the environmental centre welcomes about 100 people per day during the week and 300 per day on weekends.

The successful applicant will have non-exclusive use of the on-site commercial kitchen and on-site storage to enable the preparation and the sale of refreshments such as tea, coffee, cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and similar products to visitors of CREEC. The permit will be effective for 12 months, with the option to extend for another five years.

The successful applicant will show their capacity to manage the café in an environmentally responsible manner and provide positive social benefits to the community.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an incorporated and not for profit organisation
  • based in the Moreton Bay Region
  • have the declaration in the application form signed by authorised representatives.

How to apply

Mark your application: EOI - Private and Confidential – Social Enterprise Café - CREEC.

For more information, contact the Environmental Services Department via email or phone (07) 3205 0555.