This unique site was initially the home of the Coolangatta State School which was established in 1919. Considerable community action led to the Queensland Government handing the custodianship of this site over to the GCCC in 2008 for the purpose of creating a facility for community purposes.
Extensive community and stakeholder engagement derived the priorities for the site which included, preservation and celebration of heritage of the site and the area, appropriate space to nurture, develop and celebrate artistic talent in the southern Gold Coast, flexible and affordable meeting spaces for small interest groups, increased accessibility to services to enhance health and wellbeing and space for community celebration events.
The facilities include flexible meeting and activity spaces, internal and external arts spaces, small consulting rooms, a heritage display room, art gallery and external events space. Grant funding from Arts Queensland was used to contribute to the creation of the arts spaces within the site.
This centre is managed by the City of Gold Coast. The city is responsible for taking bookings.