August 18, 2022
Toowoomba Regional Council is analysing the benefits – and risks – of different operating models for the still-closed Jondaryan Woolshed.
The popular tourist attraction has been closed since 2020 and was taken over by the TRC in 2021.
Since then a condition assessment has been prepared for Council.
Cr James O’Shea said Council was investing significant time and resources into getting the operating model for Jondaryan Woolshed right.
“Council, in conjunction with the Friends of the Jondaryan Woolshed and other key stakeholders, is developing an appropriate operating model for the woolshed into the future,” he said.
“This is a big part of our community and we want to make sure we get it right. We know the community has a connection with the facility and want to see it restored and open for use however there is a lot of work that needs to take place for this to happen and the cost to do this is quite significant.
“As an interim measure, Council has employed an on-site facilities manager. There is still work to be done in determining what the re-opening looks like for visitors and the community.
“No decisions have been made to move any displays at this point in time. While Council intends to review the myriad of displays at the woolshed, the priority to this point has been on the operating model with a full and comprehensive review of displays yet to be undertaken.”