Current Projects

The Sunshine Coast Arts, Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Facility is focused on the creation of an arts, convention, exhibition and entertainment facility on the Sunshine Coast capable of supporting the needs of this vibrant community. The Sunshine Coast Council has earmarked this important project as one of the top State Government funding projects to boost economic growth for our region. 

Alison as Chairperson of the ACE Association Inc. has worked over two decades to secure funding for the construction of this much needed world class community and business facility. Land has been set aside and over $2.5 million dollars of feasibility studies to support the design and need. Sunshine Coast Citizens deserve nothing less by reaping the benefits it offers in adding dignity and community wellbeing creating thousands of jobs supporting business, tourism, arts, sport, agriculture, and cultural wellbeing. This great asset will also attract and secure our best young minds to live and work here.   Ita Buttrose, Australian of the year 2013, is  both the ACE Patron and a supporter.

Up-to-date information about ACE can be found on the ACE Facebook page (opens in a new window). The latest Council information regarding ACE  can be found on the Council web site (opens in a new window).

Its time to get this project started. We have all waited a very long time. Chanel 7 news icon newsreader Rob Brough promoting the Sunshine Coast Arts, Convention and Multi-functional Exhibition centre in our Let it Shine promotion 18 years ago!
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 (artist's impression) 

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International Centre of Creative Excellence, Alison is also  a  member on steering committee with Savills Consultancy to pioneer an International Centre of Creative Excellence proposed for Nambour to provide training and workshopping in all aspects of the arts, filmmaking and digital media as the creative industries are leading economic recovery in the world today.

Selective Past Projects

Founder of the University of the Sunshine Coast, The Innovations Centre and Tartan track at USC and much much more.