Kangaroo Point TAFE College

After the Kangaroo Point State School closed on 30 June 1965 the buildings were demolished and a multi-storey Technical College was erected on the site.

Kangaroo Point TAFE. (supplied: Rosenlund)
Kangaroo Point TAFE September 1973. (Queensland State Archives)
Kangaroo Point TAFE 1972. (Queensland State Archives)

The Kangaroo Point Technical College opened in 1968 and provided a variety of vocational courses for many years, eventually becoming part of the Southbank Institute of TAFE, becoming known as the Kangaroo Point TAFE.

When the new campus at South Bank was completed, students from Kangaroo Point were relocated and the Kangaroo Point campus was closed.

On Australia Day 2009 Premier Anna Bligh announced that the State-owned prime riverfront land would not be sold for development, but be dedicated for public use and turned into parkland as a gift to the people of Queensland as part of the State’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Demolition of Kangaroo Point TAFE in 2009. (Rosenlund)

The buildings were demolished and the site was redeveloped. The Premier officially opened the new Kangaroo Point Park on 24 January 2010.