Council seeks cafe operator for new Shellharbour Civic Centre

Shellharbour City Council is looking for an operator of the new café which will form an important social and cultural aspect of the Civic Centre. This will assist with the creation of a vibrant and exciting part of the Shellharbour City Centre.
The innovative design of the Civic Centre seeks to embrace the amenities offered and Council has now called for tenders for the establishment and operation of the café, to be located on the Civic Centre’s ground floor.
The café will be close to customer services, the library, museum, auditorium and civic square, and will be a focal point for anyone entering the building.
Mayor Marianne Saliba said Council’s vision for the café is a warm, stylish, contemporary place for visitors and residents to meet friends and enjoy a meal.
“This will be the community’s building, and we want as many people as possible to enjoy the space,” she said.
“The opening of the café will further build the Civic Centre precinct into a lively hub of cultural and community activity.”
Council is seeking proprietors who can cater for various functions in the Civic Centre, as well as operating the café. The facility will not sell tobacco products, and fast food chain operators or large franchises will not be considered.
An initial five-year licence is on offer, with the option to extend for an additional five years.
An information session for interested tenderers will be held at 5:30pm on 13 March in the Council Chambers Lamerton House. Tenders close on 28 March. To view the tender information, visit