History of the Nursery

The Coolum Community Native Nursery was established in November 2005 to grow coastal native and salt tolerant plant species. Due to the early success and growth of the nursery, a new purpose-built facility was constructed adjacent to the (then) Hyatt Regency golf course and opened to the public in early 2008.

The site:

Aerial view 2004


























In March 2011, after more than 18 months of improvements, Coolum Community Native Nursery attained NIASA (Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia) Accreditation.  Several on-site visits and audits by NGIQ – Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland – have led to this milestone for the Community Nursery.  Fortunately, being a young nursery facility (built in 2007), many design aspects were correctly put in place from day one by the engineers and design consultants of the nursery grounds, including drainage, all-steel benches, rainwater harvest, solar orientation, airflow aspects, and sealed carparking. (This page is a work in progress)