Byron CoLab on Arakwal Country

Social Futures is taking Expressions of Interest from potential tenants for the Byron CoLab on Arakwal Country. In partnership with the Byron Shire Council, we are transforming the old Byron Hospital site, and developing a for-purpose centre that connects people to their greatest potential and supports them to thrive. Byron Shire Council is redeveloping the site and expects to hand it over to Social Futures around June 2024.

The vision of the Byron CoLab is to:

  • increase availability of services that benefit the community (e.g. health, wellbeing, employment, education and cultural)
  • establish a space for community to connect, collaborate and strengthen the social fabric of the Byron Shire
  • improve social outcomes to increase resilience for the people of Byron Bay Shire.

Tenancy options

Social Futures invites for-purpose community and commercial organisations that align with the Byron CoLab vision to apply for tenancy. Social Futures has established three rental tiers to support tenants:

1. Commercial for-purpose businesses
2. Commercial discounted (for-profit community service providers)
3. Discounted (not-for-profit community service providers, limited space with a range of discounts)

Spaces available for tenancy

Community precinct

  • The community space will have a range of micro and larger offices, as well as co-working spaces available.
  • Example tenancies include health services, youth and family services, aged care, NDIS, community groups and cultural organisations.
  • Discounted rates for not-for-profit organisations may be applied to these tenancies.

Commercial precinct

  • The commercial space will host health, allied health and wellbeing practitioners, and socially or environmentally focused businesses.
  • Example tenancies include medical services, allied health services, café, and information services. Tenancies here will be prioritised to organisations that most aligns with vision to support community connection.
  • Spaces will have space for a commercial kitchen.

Interested in securing a tenancy?

Please download a copy of the Expression of Interest and return it via email to [email protected]

Like to know more?

If you are seeking further information, or would like to discuss your options, please contact:

Adrian Nolan, Senior Manager – Business and Strategy at Social Futures


Byron Colab image collage. Aeriel view of propsed building, co-workers, family, young girls with Downs workingin a cafe.

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