Arts and Ecology Centre
  • Last updated:
  • 22 Sep 2016

The Arts and Ecology Centre is a multipurpose, community facility located within the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens at Tanawha. The centre is home to a number of council-run programs and workshops along with various community and commercial activities. Located less than five minutes from the Bruce Highway, the centre is surrounded by ample car and coach parking. 


The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is located at 33 Palm Creek Road Tanawha, adjacent to the Tanawha Golf Course.

It is based off Tanawha Tourist Drive (25). From the Bruce Highway, take the Sippy Downs/Buderim exit.

Hire bookings

The Arts and Ecology Centre is designed to hold meetings, exhibitions, workshops etc. The venue is available to hire for community or commercial conferences and workshops. It can be hired for casual or regular bookings.

The venue availability is within the garden opening hours of:

  • 7.00 am to 5.00 pm (April to October)
  • 7.00 am to 6.00 pm (November to March).

Later bookings may be available upon request.

For more information, view:

To make a booking, complete the following form and submit to the venue officer:

You can also submit a request for a booking or make an enquiry by completing the online form below.

Hire charges

Hire charges vary dependent on the booking requirements. For current fees and charges, view council’s fees and charges.

For more information contact council's Community Halls Officer on (07) 5413 1402 or via email at


The centre offers a tranquil and modern venue space including:

 Multipurpose Room

96 square metre floor space, concrete floor
Seating for up to 80 people theatre style
Tables and chairs included in hire
Interactive white board
Fully wheelchair accessible


Wet and Dry Workshop

50 square metre floor space, concrete floor
Accomodates 20 people
Adjacent loading bay for easy access
Tables and chairs included in hire
Open integration with outdoor workshop space
Dual sink and draining boards
Fully wheelchair accessible


Hot water unit
Tea and coffee making facilties
Gas hob and oven
Refrigerator and dishwasher

 Shared facilities

Male and female toilets accessed undercover
Disabled toilets
Foyer and display area
Undercover outdoor area
Car, coach and disabled parking


For more information about the centre or bookings, please contact:

Telephone: (07) 5413 1402


Or complete the following online form: 

Daytime phone
Multi Purpose Room
Wet and Dry Workshop
Details of query