Cooroy Butter Factory Report

The Noosa Council Project Team have completed their review into the operations of the Cooroy Butter Factory and are presenting their report to Council’s Infrastructure & Services Committee Meeting this coming Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015. The Recommendation contained in the report is:


That Council note the report by the Director of Community Services to the Infrastructure &

Services Committee Meeting dated 3 March 2015 and agree to:

  1. Adopt Option 3 as its preferred option and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cooroy Lower Mill Board to manage the operations of the Cooroy Butter Factory for an initial period of three years;
  2. Include in the MOU that U3A Noosa and the Ceramic Centre of Excellence be anchor tenants in the Butter Factory for this period;
  3. Consider as part of the 2015/16 budget process, the allocation of $80,000 to the Cooroy Lower Mill Board to allow them to meet start-up expenses and employ suitably qualified staff to support the operations of the Butter Factory. This amount to be reviewed annually thereafter with a view to the subsidy being reduced to $55,000 in the third year; and
  4. Continue to maintain the Butter Factory and Pottery Shed buildings.

The full Report is now available for public viewing – Cooroy Butter Factory Report

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